A Kansas man was fatally shot by a law enforcement officer in response to a domestic disturbance. The man, identified as Jesse Nicholls, was convinced to leave his home but picked up a pistol and fired towards the ground. In response, a deputy fired multiple times, resulting in Nicholls’ death. No deputies were injured in the incident. Eduardo Castillo reported
A man from Kansas was fatally shot by a law enforcement officer while responding to a domestic disturbance in a town in western Kansas. The victim has been identified as Jesse Nicholls, a 46-year-old resident of Ransom, according to a news release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The incident occurred after the Ness County Sheriff’s Office received 911 calls reporting an armed man making threats. Deputies traced the calls to a residence on South Vermont Street in Ransom. A deputy managed to establish communication with the man, convincing him to leave the house. Upon stepping into the front yard, the man initially placed his pistol on the ground as instructed by the deputies, but then unexpectedly picked it up and fired towards the ground. In response, a deputy fired multiple shots at Nicholls, resulting in his death. Nicholls was transported to Grisell Memorial Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Thankfully, none of the deputies involved in the incident were harmed. The Wichita Eagle has related stories available for further reading. The article is accompanied by an author profile of Eduardo Castillo, who covers crime and breaking news for The Wichita Eagle. Castillo has prior experience in journalism and marketing. He can be contacted via email at Edcastillo@wichitaeagle.com or by phone at 316-268-6213..