Oct 21, 2021 10:08 PM

KBI: Man wounded in officer shooting fired nail gun at police

Posted Oct 21, 2021 10:08 PM

NEMAHA COUNTY –  Law enforcement authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Wednesday night outside a residence in Sabetha, Kansas, according to a media release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Preliminary information indicates that Wednesday night at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Sabetha Police Department and the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a man who was threatening suicide. When officers arrived at 319 N. 9th Street in Sabetha, they tried to convince the resident, 38-year-old Kelly J. Hall, to come outside so they could verify his welfare. He would not exit the house, so they attempted to communicate with him over their public announcement (PA) system.

During the incident officers heard several pops coming from inside the residence. Attempts to communicate continued until Hall stepped outside the front door holding an air-powered nail gun. Officers and deputies ordered him to drop the nail gun. Hall began firing nails in the direction of officers. A deputy from the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office and an officer from the Sabetha Police Department fired rounds at Hall, striking him. Shots were fired at around 9:45 p.m.

Hall retreated back into the residence. Officers and deputies entered the house and rendered aid to Hall. EMS responded and transported him to the Sabetha Community Hospital. He was later transferred to Stormont Vail in Topeka. Hall is currently in critical, but stable condition.

No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.

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NEMAHA COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating an officer involved shooting in Sabetha.

Just before 7:30p.m. Wednesday, officers from the Sabetha Police Department and deputies from the Nemaha County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300 block of N. 9th Street in Sabetha, after the report of a suicidal subject, according to KBI spokesperson Melissa Underwood.

 At approximately 9:45 p.m., shots were fired and A 38-year-old white male was wounded. He was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to Stormont Vail in Topeka.  No officers or deputies were injured.

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NEMAHA COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating an officer involved shooting in Sabetha.

Just after 10p.m. Wednesday, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation responded to the shooting that occurred in the 300 Block of North 9th Street in Sabetha involving police and sheriff's deputies, according to Melissa Underwood with the KBI. 

One man was wounded in the shooting and transported to a hospital for treatment. The KBI did not have an update on his condition early Thursday.  Law enforcement officers were not injured, according to Underwood.  

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