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Woman Caught in Shooting between Sheriff's Deputy and Suspect; KBI investigating

Judd Weil-News Director


The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday, May 27 in Saline County that saw a woman shot by a Sheriff’s Deputy.

The Saline County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI investigative assistance at around 10:50 p.m. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to the scene.

Preliminary information indicated at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Friday, two deputies with the Saline County Sheriff’s Office traveled to the residence of 2708 S. Holmes Road in rural Saline County, to serve an arrest warrant to Dustin Vance, 42, Hoisington, Kan.

The arrest warrant was issued through the Barton County District Court for the charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, and contributing to a child’s misconduct.

When deputies approached the residence, they were met by Vance who exited the house onto the porch. Vance was armed with a holstered handgun. Vance did not comply with several verbal commands given by the deputies and drew his handgun.

KBI reported at around 10:20 p.m., one deputy fired multiple times and struck Vance.

EMS declared Vance deceased at the residence.

At the time of the shooting, two other subjects were inside the home.

A 41-year-old woman from Salina, Kan. was near the porch and was struck by one of the rounds fired. Deputies rendered aid to her, and EMS transported her to Salina Regional Health Center.

“She is currently in stable condition and is expected to recover from her injuries,” said the KBI in a release.

The KBI stated they will conduct a thorough and independent investigation into this shooting. Once the investigation has concluded, the findings will be turned over to the Saline County Attorney for review.

The investigation is ongoing and the KBI stated no further information is being released at this time.

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