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HS police and coach were shot; suspected in custody: reports



A Kansas police officer is in critical condition and a 56-year-old high school basketball coach was also hospitalized with gunshot wounds Friday after an altercation in a small town in northwest of Wichita.

A 40-year-old suspect was arrested in jail more than three hours after the shooting after he barricaded himself in a nearby house, according to reports. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect as Adam Hrabik, reports said.

Not one of the injured men was identified.

The incident in Lyons, Kan., Began around 3:40 p.m. local time when a man mowing the lawn outside the house was approached by another man with a gun, Wichita Eagle reported.

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At some point the suspect shot the coach and the police officer and then entered his house. The officer fired several shots in return, according to the paper.

The police officer was taken to a local hospital in a private vehicle of two private citizens who witnessed the shooting, and later taken to a hospital in Wichita, Wichita’s KWCH-TV reported.

When more police arrived at the scene – including tactical officers who arrived in at least one armored vehicle – they found the coach and took him to a local hospital, then he was also taken to a hospital in Wichita, the Eagle report said.

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Police convinced the suspect to surrender around 7:10 p.m.

Lyons, with nearly 3,700 residents, is the seat of Rice County, and is about 87 miles from Wichita.


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