Home invasion suspect found shot on highway

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LABETTE COUNTY, Kan. – Deputies find a possible home invasion suspect shot and laying on a highway in southeast Kansas.

Today around 6:15 a.m., the Labette County 911 dispatch got a call about a person laying on the highway at Hwy 59 and 17000 Rd. When deputies got there, they found a 33-year-old man bleeding from the chest.

During the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office says they learned that the man broke into a nearby home. Authorities were told that the homeowner heard the suspect inside and shot the armed suspect. The suspect then ran away from the home.

An ambulance took the 33-year-old suspect to Labette Health and later transferred him to Freeman Hospital in Joplin.

The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating and have not released any names at this time.