Olathe police shoot man who they say pointed gun at officers near Santa Fe Street

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OLATHE, Kan. — Olathe police say they shot a man who pointed a gun at officers Wednesday near the Strip’s Chicken parking lot.

Sgt. Joel Yeldell said officers were called to the restaurant near Santa Fe Street and Ridgeview Road for a welfare check. A man was found outside unresponsive.

“When officers approached the car the situation escalated quickly,” Yeldell said. “They were in close proximity to each other.”

Police say the suspect picked up a gun in his car and pointed it at officers. Officers fired multiple shots at the man.

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Police say the suspect was hit in his lower stomach. Police say the suspect ran a few feet away but was arrested. He’s expected to make a full recovery. No officers were injured.

The Johnson County Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Team will now take over the investigation. The team is made up of detectives from different agencies across the Johnson County area. Olathe detectives will not participate in the investigation.

The three officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.

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