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Man shot by deputies booked into southeast Kansas jail


IOLA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who was shot by two sheriff's deputies at a campground in a tiny southeast Kansas town following an altercation.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 41-year-old Edward Bridges, of Chanute, was taken into custody Tuesday after he was released from the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Bridges has been booked into the Allen County Jail. He is charged in neighboring Woodson County with aggravated assault, possession of a narcotic drug, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, criminal carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana.

His attorney didn't immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

The July 2 shooting in Neosho Falls occurred as two Woodson County deputies were questioning the man about a vehicle that had been reported stolen. Neosho Falls has about 140 residents about 75 miles (121 kilometers). southeast of Topeka. Both deputies fired shots, hitting him.

The Woodson County attorney Zelda Schlotterbeck said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.


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