Central Kansas undersheriff who was shot returns home from hospital

Sterling — A central Kansas undersheriff is out of the hospital after being shot Monday by a man who also shot a sheriff and then killed his father before killing himself.

Rice County Sheriff Bryant Evans said Undersheriff Chad Murphy was released Friday from a Wichita hospital. He returned to Sterling with a police escort as crowds lined the streets to cheer him.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Murphy was shot Monday while trying to stop a car driven by 37-year-old David Madden in Sterling.

Sheriff Evans was shot in the leg during a later standoff at Madden’s father’s home in Raymond.

Authorities believe Madden fatally shot his father, 65-year-old Thomas Madden, and then died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

Madden was a suspect in the 2015 disappearance of Megan Foglesong, who is still missing.


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