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3 deputies injured, suspect dead in Cowley County shooting

Cowley County shooting
Posted at 1:25 PM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 20:38:40-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three Cowley County Sheriff's Office deputies have been shot and a suspect has been killed in a shooting Friday, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

The shooting happened about five miles north of Winfield, Kansas, near U.S. Highway 77 and 122nd Road.

The call to the sheriff's office came in as a suspicious vehicle.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, deputies began to search for a black Jeep at around 11:45 a.m.

Shortly after, they located the Jeep. The three deputies approached the Jeep and made contact with a woman.

The woman allegedly did not comply with commands to get out of the vehicle.

When deputies attempted to remove her, she allegedly pulled out a handgun and gunfire was exchanged.

The three deputies were hit by gunfire as was the woman. She died at the scene.

One of the deputies was airlifted to Wichita and another was transported to Wichita by ambulance.

Two of the deputies have been upgraded to good condition and could be released from the hospital Friday night.

The third deputy is also expected to recover.

KBI will handle the investigation and present its findings to the Cowley County Attorney.