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Suspect Shot, Standoff Ends In Downs



The eight hour standoff in the 800 block of Division Street in Downs ended at
7:40 p.m. Monday, after authorities from the Osborne County Sheriffs Office and
the Kansas Highway Patrol’s Special Response Team entered the house in an
attempt to get the suspect to surrender.

Earlier in the day at the suspect, who was upset at a court hearing in Jewell
County, stole a vehicle and fled Mankato. Authorities say shots were fired at
police vehicles, but nobody was injured.

Mitchell County authorities spotted the stolen vehicle on westbound U.S.
Highway 24, and gave chase until the suspect reached the residence in Downs.

KSN News reports the suspect is in critical condition after an ambulance left
the home.

Stay with KD Country 94 & Z-96.3 The Lake for continuing reports about this
developing story.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 70 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.