Kansas man killed in confrontation with deputy

shooting

DEXTER, Kan. (AP) — A south-central Kansas sheriff says a deputy was dragged by a vehicle he tried to stop before the motorist was shot and killed.

Cowley County Sheriff Don Read released details Monday of Saturday night’s incident near Dexter. KWCH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1pMU5df ) he identified the driver as 22-year-old Tayler Rock, of Arkansas (ar-KAN’-zuhs) City.

Read says the deputy pulled over the car for a traffic violation, then approached the vehicle. The sheriff says Rock tried to drive away, dragging the deputy through a ditch and running him over.

At some point, shots were fired, but the sheriff would not say who opened fire.

Rock was pronounced dead at a hospital. The deputy was treated for injuries to his lower legs.

A 1-year-old girl who was in Rock’s car was unhurt.

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Information from: KWCH-TV, http://www.kwch.com/

 

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