KBI: “Self-inflicted” wound cause of death after officer-involved shooting

Police lights graphic, MGN Image

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kan. – Authorities release more details related to an officer-involved shooting that happened on Friday, October 23, 2020.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, just before 1:00 p.m., a victim called 911 to report being robbed at gunpoint at the Regal Inn in Coffeyville, Kansas.

Shortly after around 1:15 p.m., a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper saw a vehicle near 3600 Road in Independence that matched the vehicle connected to the robbery. He and another trooper, who responded to assist, tried to stop the car. A woman driver and male passenger were inside.

The KBI says the man, later identified as Wesley Jordan, 32, of Hot Springs, Ark., started firing at troopers. A trooper returned fire and the suspects fled, prompting a police chase.

Near the intersection of 3600 Rd. and 3900 Rd., a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputy intercepted the minivan and fired at Jordan. The minivan continued west on 3600 Rd., another 1/4 mile, and came to a stop. A KHP trooper fired at Jordan when he exited the minivan.

Jordan died at the scene. Today, Oct. 29, 2020, the KBI reported that an autopsy indicated Jordan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. They say it was consistent with the investigative findings.

No law enforcement officers were injured.

The Coffeyville Police Department took the driver, a 26-year-old female from Coffeyville, in for questioning. They later arrested her for charges related to the armed robbery.

The investigation is ongoing, according to the KBI. Once the investigation concludes, the findings will be turned over to the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office.