By The Associated Press
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- An Olathe officer shot and killed a man who
police said was suicidal, ending a six-hour standoff.
Bryan E. Jones, 36, was shot about 4 a.m. Tuesday when he walked out
the front door of a house with a firearm and threatened authorities,
Police would not discuss how Jones threatened police, citing the
Neighbor Jim Van Houten said he watched the shooting from his house
across the street.
"He came out the front and was screaming at them to turn off the
bright lights," Van Houten said. "The next thing I know, I saw him
pull out a shotgun and shoot toward the (tactical) vehicle."
Jones' girlfriend called police to the house Monday night. When
authorities arrived she said Jones was suicidal, said Olathe Police
Sgt. Greg O'Halloran.
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The officer who shot the man, a nine-year veteran, is on paid
administrative leave until the investigation is complete, O'Halloran