Law enforcement fatally shoots Arkansas man in Kansas
October 25, 2020
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an Arkansas man was shot and killed by law enforcement officers after a police pursuit.
Wesley Jordan, 32, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, died in the shooting Friday in Independence, the KBI said.
The incident began when a robbery at gunpoint was reported at the Regal Inn in Coffeyville.
When Kansas Highway Patrol troopers tried to stop the suspects' vehicle in Independence, a passenger in the van shot at officers, the KBI said. A trooper returned fire and the suspects — a man and a woman — fled in the minivan. A Montgomery County sheriff's deputy intercepted the vehicle and fired at Jordan, the KBI said.
When the van stopped and Jordan got out, a patrol trooper fired at him. He died at the scene, according to the KBI.
No law enforcement officers were injured.
The driver, a 26-year-old woman from Coffeyville, was arrested on charges related to the robbery.