Man killed in Dodge City was wanted for murder in Arizona

Man killed in Dodge City was wanted for murder in Arizona

Man killed in Dodge City was wanted for murder in Arizona

The man killed in Monday’s police shooting in Dodge City was a suspect in a double homicide in Phoenix, Arizona.

The KBI reports 39-year-old Leroy Malone, of Phoenix, was spotted in Clark County, Kansas and fled as a deputy tried to stop him. This led to a chase that ended when Malone’s pickup was pushed into a ditch on the east side of Dodge City, near Wyatt Earp and 113 Road.  Gunfire was exchanged between Malone and law enforcement. Malone was fatally wounded and a woman in his truck was critically injured. Her situation has since improved, but she continues to be treated for serious injuries.

Three deputies were hurt by gunfire, with a Ford County deputy sustaining what was described as a shrapnel wound. One Ford County deputy underwent surgery on Tuesday and his situation was said to have improved. A Clark County Deputy was released from the hospital to recover at home. A KHP trooper is also now recovering at home.

A KHP trooper was bitten by a law enforcement K-9 during the incident and is reported to be doing well after going through surgery.

Malone had been wanted in connection to a shooting over the weekend. 28-year-old Cameron Brown and 27-year-old Asya Rose Ribble were killed at their home on Sunday. Police found the couple’s 6-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter unharmed inside the house. Officials have not commented on a motive behind the shooting.

The investigation into the officer-involved shooting is being handled by the KBI and the sheriff’s deputies involved in the shooting are all on paid administrative leave. No more details are being released for now.

 

 

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