Mankato, KS – A Jewell County sheriff’s deputy was fatally shot inside his home in north-central Kansas on Monday morning after the sheriff’s department received two emergency calls from his residence reporting a domestic disturbance.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) said that the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office received the emergency calls at 2:05 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. from two different people inside the home located in the 500-block of East Madison Street in Mankato, WIBW reported.
Authorities said that both callers asked for police to come because there was a domestic incident in progress at the residence.
KBI said that when sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home, they found 27-year-old Jewell County Sheriff’s Deputy Colton Koch suffering from a fatal gunshot wound, WIBW reported.
Deputy Koch was pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff’s department said Deputy Koch had joined the department about two-and-a-half years ago, WIBW reported.
KBI said it received a call from the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office for assistance at the scene at about 2:40 a.m.
Agents and KBI’s Crime Scene Response Team responded to the scene together, KHGI reported.
The agency has labeled Deputy Koch’s death a “suspicious death investigation,” KAKE reported.
KBI said it was heading up the investigation into the deputy-involved shooting.
The agency said an autopsy would be scheduled quickly, KHGI reported.
Officials have not released any details about what led up to the shooting, nor have they publicly identified any suspects in the deputy’s death.
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