Two police officers are on administrative leave after a shooting in a Gardner home on March 26.
The shooting left a 53-year-old woman, Deanne Choate, dead inside a home in the 400 block of N. Birch Street. Shortly before 10 p.m. last night, officers responded to a call from the woman’s boyfriend, who said she had fired a shot inside the house.
When police responded, the woman was shot by officers. It is routine for officers to be placed on administrative leave following an officer-involved shooting.
The Gardner Police Department has turned media inquiries and investigation responsibilities over to the Olathe Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.