A man was killed and a woman shot and injured Friday night by Saline County police while attempting to serve an arrest warrant for charges including rape.
42-year-old Dustin Vance of Hoisington was declared dead by EMS at the scene after Sheriff’s deputies say Vance drew his handgun after refusing officer’s commands. A 41-year-old Salina woman nearby was also shot in the incident, and is said to be in stable condition and expected to recover. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating.
According to police, two deputies approached a residence in the 2700 block of South Holmes Road in rural Saline County before 10:30 p.m. to serve the warrant. Vance was facing charges in Barton County District Court for rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and contributing to a child’s misconduct. As officers approached the property, deputies say Vance exited onto the porch with a handgun holstered on his person. Police say Vance did not follow their orders and proceeded to draw his gun, leading one deputy to fire multiple rounds.
Vance was struck and killed and the 41-year-old unnamed woman was hit in an undisclosed region of her body. According to a KBI release, deputies provided the woman emergency medical aid until EMS arrived and transported her to Salina Regional Health Center.
KBI investigators responded to the scene before 11 p.m. Friday. Following their investigation, they say they will turn the findings over to the Saline County Attorney for review.
Officials say no further information will be released at this time.