EUREKA, Kan. - Authorities are investigating after a man wanted in connection with two slayings was killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers in southern Kansas.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says 35-year-old Kevin Robert Welsh of Toronto, Kan., was killed Wednesday night.
The shooting happened in Eureka after an officer noticed that the entrance to an unoccupied structure had been tampered with since the last time it was checked. The KBI said initial reports indicate that agents shot Welsh after he pointed a handgun at them. Welsh was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Authorities had been searching for Welsh since his ex-girlfriend was seriously injured and her mother and stepfather killed Oct. 2 near Eureka.
The KBI says the Greenwood County attorney will appoint a special prosecutor to review what happened.