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Man shot and wounded by officer at apartment in Harper

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Published: Dec. 4, 2021 at 4:28 PM CST
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HARPER, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a police officer in Harper shot and wounded a man during a struggle at an apartment complex.

The KBI says the man underwent surgery and was in good condition after the shooting Friday afternoon. A Harper officer responded after police received a report of a man damaging property at an apartment complex. The KBI says the man, 61-year-old Kenneth Smith, was shot once in the arm when he walked toward the officer with a knife after a struggle.

No officers were injured. Harper is about 50 miles southwest of Wichita.

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