Wounded Salina Police Officer Released From Hospital

By: KAKE News/Associated Press Email
By: KAKE News/Associated Press Email

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UPDATE: Sunday, September 30, 2012

A 38-year-old Salina police officer shot in the face has been released from the hospital.

Salina police say Officer Chuck Huen was released from an Oklahoma City hospital Saturday, but he will require additional surgeries for injuries he sustained in the shooting late Thursday.

Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield says Huen was shot by a Salina teen shortly after police entered a house while responding to a report of a stolen car. The shooting led to a six-hour standoff, which concluded with 19-year-old Marijon Gadson, found dead in the basement of the house early Friday. It's unclear how he died.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the shooting.

UPDATE: September 28, 2012

A Salina police officer was shot in the face during a standoff that lasted several hours. The officer was taken to a Wichita medical center for treatment. Officer Charleton "Chuck" Huen has been transferred to a facility in Oklahoma City, where he is in stable condition. He's a ten-year veteran of the police force.

Officers were called to a report of a stolen vehicle Thursday night before 11:30. A few minutes later, the car was reporter behind a home at 308 N. 13th. Officers arrived and were told the suspect was in the basement, possibly armed with a handgun.

Five officers entered the house after attempts to contact the suspect failed. Police said the suspect, Marijon Gadson, fired shots at the officers, striking Huen in the face. One officer returned fire. Officers backed out of the house and called for an ambulance.

After several attempts to talk with Gadson, teargas was thrown into the home. The Special Response Team found Gadson dead in the basement. Investigators do not know if Gadson shot himself or was killed by the officer's bullet.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.

September 28, 2012

Police and SWAT teams are involved in a standoff in Salina. Authorities received a report of shots fired at a home in the 300 block of North 13th around 12:15 Friday morning.

The gunman barricaded himself inside the home. There are reports one person was taken to the hospital. Police are asking people living in the area of 13th and Elm Street in Salina to stay inside their homes.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest information as soon as we get it.

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