News Releases

8/29/2019 - Death Investigation & Officer Involved Shooting

On 08/28/19 at 1134 hrs., officers of the Salina Police Department were dispatched to a call for service in the 2000 block of Harold Avenue. The caller believed that an individual inside the home had been injured.

Upon arrival, officers located what appeared to be blood on the front portion of the residence. Officers entered the home in an effort to locate anyone in distress. Officers located a recently deceased female inside and immediately began securing the home for any other victim(s) or suspect(s).

Shortly thereafter, officers located a male in the basement of the home. This male was armed with a knife. After a brief confrontation, the male who was still armed with the knife, was shot by two Salina Police officers.

This male was transported to Salina Regional Hospital and he was pronounced dead at 1248 hours.

This officer involved shooting and death investigation has been turned over to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) who is presently on-scene.

Any future statements will be made by the KBI.