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Undersheriff charged in beanbag shooting death untrained


November 11, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Court documents say a Kansas undersheriff who shot and killed a man with a beanbag round hadn't been trained on how to properly use the weapon.

The Wichita Eagle reports that a police expert says in a report for the prosecution that the lack of training led 60-year-old Virgil "Dusty" Brewer to aim at the wrong part of Steven Myers' body as Myers left a Barber County shed. Authorities tracked Myers to the shed last year after he was accused of threatening people with a gun outside a bar in Sun City, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) west of Wichita.

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