OLATHE, Kan. Nov 29 2016
A suspect was shot and killed by Olathe Police following a scuffle at an Olathe, Kansas Walmart on Sunday night.
Police were initially called to the store in the 300 block of North K7 Highway at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday a report of an armed person.
When officers arrived they said the suspect refused to put down a blunt object.
A scuffle ensued and one of the officers was stuck by the suspect.
Police said officers opened fire. The suspect was shot and killed at the scene.
He was later identified as a 50-year-old man. Police have not released his name yet.
The officer injured in the incident was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and later released. The officers involved in the shooting have also been placed on routine paid administrative leave.
The incident remains under investigation.