Jul 03, 2020 10:42 AM

Update: Suspect airlifted to hospital after Kan. officer-involved shooting

Posted Jul 03, 2020 10:42 AM

WOODSON COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating after an officer involved shooting occurred Thursday afternoon in Neosho Falls, Kansas.

The shooting occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. Thursday near the pavilion at the campgrounds in Neosho Falls. Two deputies from the Woodson County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to question subjects regarding a nearby vehicle that was reported stolen. During questioning, an altercation occurred between the deputies and an armed male subject. Both deputies fired shots that struck the man, who was later identified as 41-year-old Edward G. Bridges, of Chanute. The deputies were not injured during the incident.

EMS responded to the scene and transported Bridges to the Allen County Regional Hospital. He was then flown to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Bridges underwent surgery and is now in stable condition.

The KBI will conduct a thorough and independent investigation into this shooting. Once completed the findings will be turned over to the Woodson County Attorney for review.


WOODSON COUNTY —The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is on the scene of an officer involved shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon when the Woodson County Sheriff’s Office was at the Neosho Falls campground attempting to question a man  while investigating a stolen vehicle, according to KBI spokesperson Melissa Underwood.

The injured suspect was flown to the hospital with gunshot wounds. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident. 

Check the post for additional details as they become available.