Shooting in Olathe Kansas – One man is dead after a police involved shooting in Olathe on Saturday night, according to a tweet from the Olathe Police Department. Olathe police officers were conducting a traffic stop at approximately 5:43 p.m. in the 200 block of N. Water Street when a separate subject allegedly armed with a knife arrived on scene in an unrelated vehicle and allegedly confronted them, per a press release. Two police officers then shot the subject, a 58-year-old male, according to the press release. The subject received medical attention by responding officers and Johnson County Med-Act, and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No officers were injured in the incident. The involved police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation, per standard procedure, according to the release. Investigators with multiple agencies are working to investigate the incident. Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to call Olathe Police at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Other Sources: One person has died in downtown Olathe after police shooting Saturday evening. Around 5:40 p.m., Olathe police were conducting a traffic stop near Santa Fe and N. Water streets. During the course of the traffic stop, a separate and unrelated vehicle arrived on the scene and the driver of the vehicle approached officers with a knife. Two officers discharged their handguns, shooting the man. The man received medical attention by responding officers, along with the Johnson County Med-Act. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured. The involved officers have been placed on administrative leave as a matter of standard procedure.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Olathe PD at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.