NEOSHO FALLS — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating after two Woodson County sheriff's deputies confronted a shot a Chanute man Thursday afternoon at a campground in Neosho Falls.
The Woodson County Sheriff’s Office contacted the KBI at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday to request assistance investigating the shooting. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded.
The shooting occurred at 3:15 p.m. Thursday near the pavilion at the campgrounds in Neosho Falls. Two deputies from the Woodson County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to question people about a nearby vehicle that was reported stolen. During questioning, an altercation occurred between the deputies and an armed male. Both deputies fired shots that struck the man, who was later identified as 41-year-old Edward G. Bridges of Chanute. The deputies were not injured during the incident.
EMS responded and transported Bridges to the Allen County Regional Hospital. He was then flown to the University of Kansas Medical Center. Bridges underwent surgery and is now in stable condition.
Once the investigation is complete the findings will be turned over to the Woodson County attorney for review.
This investigation is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.