On Dec. 6 at 3:38 a.m., the Hutchinson Police Department contacted the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) to request an investigation following an officer involved shooting which occurred in Hutchinson, Kan.
The KBI had agents and a crime scene reconstruction team on the scene Tuesday. Preliminary information indicates that shortly after 2 a.m., two officers from the Hutchinson Police Department arrived at a residence on North Ridgewood in Hutchinson in response to a 911 call. After entering the residence, they encountered a male individual with a firearm. Both officers discharged their firearms, fatally injuring the male individual.
The male individual was later identified as 55-year-old Richard R. Jones of Hutchinson.
The KBI will complete a thorough and independent investigation into this matter. Once completed, the findings will be turned over to the Reno County Attorney for review.
This investigation is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.