The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred Tuesday night in Marion County.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office contacted the KBI just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 20 to request assistance following an officer involved shooting. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to conduct the investigation.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting an escalating argument and domestic incident involving a male relative who had access to firearms. Law enforcement officers responded to 408 E. Maria in Lehigh, Kansas at approximately 6:20 p.m.
The preliminary information indicates that shortly after arriving, they observed an armed male subject moving from the residence to a large outbuilding, which was located to the north of the house. At that time, responding officers from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Marion Police Department, and the Hillsboro Police Department surrounded the outbuilding. Approximately 15 minutes later, the subject emerged from the building with his firearm. He was given commands by authorities to drop his gun, and did not comply. Shots were fired by an officer at the scene.
EMS was then called to the location and pronounced the male subject deceased. He has since been identified as 50-year-old Robb Stewart. Stewart lived at the residence.
No law enforcement officers were injured during this incident, however, an officer was transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure. The officer has since been released.
The KBI will complete a thorough and independent investigation into this matter. Once completed, the findings will be turned over to the Marion County Attorney for review.
This investigation is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.