Meth Lab Investigation Leads To Shooting

PARSONS, Kansas - According to the Kansas Attorney General's office, shortly after midnight on January 27, 2010, agents of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation were involved in an officer involved shooting at a rural Neosho County, Kansas address.

The AG's office reports agents were at the location on a report of a possible methamphetamine laboratory. While at the location two individuals were discovered. Agents identified themselves to the individuals as law enforcement officers.

One individual fled and was later arrested. A second individual entered a vehicle and drove the vehicle at the agents. Agents fired upon the individual and he was shot. The individual was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has asked the Parsons Police Department to assist in the investigation of the shooting. The results of the investigation will be turned over to the Attorney General’s office for review.

According to KBI policy, the agents have been placed on administrative leave pending review of the matter.