A suspect was shot by police Tuesday morning after allegedly firing his gun outside of a hotel and refusing to drop the weapon.
Police from Riley and Pottawatomie counties responded to a 911 call just after 6 a.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn hotel at 150 East Poyntz Ave. The caller reported gunshots being fired at the location.
Although officers asked the suspect to stop firing and drop the gun, the suspect allegedly continued firing. Officers then returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times. No police officers or bystanders were injured during the incident.
Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen held a press conference Tuesday afternoon and explained that an investigation into the incident was underway.
“Given the involvement of RCPD officers in the shooting, I have asked that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation handle the investigation,” Schoen said.
Although police did not name the suspect or the police officers involved in the shooting, the suspect’s mother, Linda Kinyon, called radio station KMAN on Tuesday. In a photo of her son sent to the station, the file refers to him as Dustin Munroe.
Kinyon said her son is in his 30s and is a contractor in Wamego. She told KMAN that her son is hard-working and the father of two. Kinyon said Munroe had planned to visit her in Oklahoma for the Christmas holiday. She described the morning incident as a domestic altercation.
Schoen said the suspect was arrested for aggravated assault, although additional charges are possible.