ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) _ A grandfather of a northeast Kansas man who killed an Atchison police officer says the shooter was angry at police and the criminal justice system.
Twenty-five-year-old Skyler Barbee shot and killed himself after fatally wounding Sgt. David Enzbrenner on Friday. The officer was working on a codes enforcement call across the street from one of Barbee's relatives.
The Rev. Leo Barbee Jr., of Lawrence, told The Kansas City Star that Skyler Barbee was angry because his father is serving life without parole at a Louisiana prison for armed robbery after prior convictions. The grandfather says that Skyler Barbee believed the life sentence was more appropriate for rape or murder.
Skyler Barbee had been sentenced earlier to 45 days in jail for battering a law enforcement officer in August.