Officer-involved shooting in Butler County leaves one injured; KBI investigating

Butler County, KANSAS – KBI officials said this incident occurred right after 2 p.m. Thursday.

It happened on Main Street in Leon.

KBI officials said that Butler County Sheriff’s deputies were reprotedly attempting to serve an arrest warrant on the 53-year-old suspect.

He was later identified as James Watts.

The suspect reportedly parked his vehicle and ignored the deputies’ commands.

The 53-year-old suspect then exited his vehicle armed with a pistol and attempted to enter the bank.

The responding deputies then fired multiple times toward the suspect.

The 53-year-old suspect suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The extent of his injuries is unknown at this time.

No law enforcement officers were injured, KBI said.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.