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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday morning.

Before 5 a.m., a female called 911 to report that a man was armed with a handgun near 4th Street and Miami Street.

Officers from the Leavenworth Police Department, the Lansing Police Department, and the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area. Upon arriving, they located an armed male subject standing in the middle of the street at the intersection of 5th St. and Seneca St.

The suspect was later identified as Donald Barden Jr., 31, of Leavenworth.

From a distance, officers attempted to convince him to drop his gun. During the incident, Barden ignored commands waved his gun around, threatening to harm himself.

Police say Barden ran toward officers while pointing his gun in their direction, and an officer fired rounds toward Barden, striking him. 

Barden was taken to KU Medical Center, where he is currently critical but stable.

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