SALINA, Kan. — Police have identified a man who was shot after allegedly firing at Salina officers.
Officers were called out to a house near the corner of Hemlock and Commanche Street for the report of a domestic disturbance around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. That's near Centennial Park in west Salina.
Three officers arrived and began speaking to a woman. She told them she had been in a disturbance with a man identified as 45-year-old Jose Carrillo, who she had been in an off-and-on relationship with over the past year. She told police Carillo left the home around 10:30 a.m. and returned intoxicated at about 2 p.m. She said Carillo became upset when she told him to leave, and he went to a bedroom to retrieve a rifle. She told officers he then threatened to kill her, and that's when she ran from the home and called 911.
While they were talking, the woman saw Carillo walking on the street toward them and alerted officers. He was still armed and police told the woman to run and take cover. Police say Carillo then began firing at officers.
Sweeney said that multiple rounds were exchanged between Carillo and officers. A detective returned fire, hitting the man in the cheek and shoulder. Officers then ordered him to drop his weapon, and he complied.
He was taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt.
Carrillo is expected to recover from his injuries.
KSAL News interview with Captain Mike Sweeney Wednesday afternoon: