Kansas authorities investigating after man shot by police

May 23, 2022 GMT

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is probing the police shooting of a Junction City man over the weekend.

The shooting happened late Saturday afternoon when officers were called to a Junction City home by a woman who reported that a man was outside her house waving a gun and threatening her and another woman, the agency said in a news release.

Arriving officers spotted a man matching the woman’s description running from the scene and gave chase, police said. Investigators said the officers heard gunshots coming from the direction of the fleeing man and saw him pointing a gun at them. An officer fired at the man — later identified as Carlton Solton Jr., 36 — hitting Solton several times.

Solton was taken to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, where he underwent surgery and remained in the intensive care unit Sunday. A spokeswoman for the hospital did not immediately return phone and email messages seeking an update on Solton’s medical condition.