The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a man involved in a Montgomery County incident died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
An autopsy was completed on 32-year-old Wesley Jordan of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and it was consistent with the preliminary findings of an investigation.
Officers were called to a report of a robbery on October 23rd at a Coffeyville hotel, and a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper later saw the suspect’s vehicle in Independence. Troopers stopped a minivan with a man and woman inside, and the man jumped out and fired at the troopers. A trooper returned fire and the minivan sped away. A Montgomery County deputy later spotted the vehicle in a rural area and fired at the driver. The minivan stopped and a KHP trooper fired shots as the driver jumped out. The driver was later identified as Jordan, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 26-year-old woman from Coffeyville was taken in for questioning, and she was arrested for charges related to the robbery at the hotel.
The investigation is continuing, and findings will be turned over to the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office.