KBI now investigating officer involved shooting in Leavenworth

July 12, 2017 - 2:00 pm

Leavenworth, KS - A Leavenworth police officer shot and killed a man while investigating a report of a stolen vehicle Tuesday, July 11.

Now the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating the incident.

From a release issued by the KBI:

Preliminary information indicates that a Leavenworth police officer was dispatched to 1708 Rose Street to investigate an alleged stolen vehicle. Once at the location the officer encountered a male subject. After making contact, an altercation occurred and the officer fired at the subject.

EMS was called to the scene and the male subject was pronounced dead. The officer was not injured during the occurrence.

The deceased male has since been identified as 47-year-old Antonio Garcia, Jr. of Leavenworth.

Heather Garcia, age 41, of Leavenworth, was also arrested during the incident for interference of a law enforcement officer; concealing, destroying or altering evidence and criminal damage to property. She is the wife of Mr. Garcia.


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