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1 man hospitalized, another in custody after police standoff

June 20, 2019

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say one man is hospitalized and another is in custody after a standoff with police ended in an exchange of gunfire.

Police received a report about 3 a.m. Thursday that a man had been shot. The Hutchinson News reported that police identified 21-year-old Brendon Jones and an 18-year-old as suspects and located them in a home about four hours later.

Police Chief Jeffrey Hooper says police negotiated with the men by telephone, and the 18-year-old surrendered about 11:15 a.m. Hooper says Jones came out about 15 minutes later, but began shooting at police. Police returned fire and shot Jones multiple times. Jones was airlifted to a hospital in Wichita. His condition wasn’t immediately available.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com