NE Kansas police officer shoots homeowner


An Atchison homeowner was wounded when he was involved in a gunfight with a police officer.

Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson said the officer was not injured during the confrontation Wednesday.

Wilson says police responded to a call to help utility crews and a homeowner confronted the officer.

Wilson says the man shot at the officer, who returned fire. The man's condition was not immediately available.

The Atchison Globe reports details about what prompted the police call and the confrontation have not been released.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.