Authorities Identify Man Killed in Oberlin, Kan. Shootout with Officers


A man killed in a shootout with officers in Oberlin, Kan. has been identified.

Authorities say 23–year–old Brian Spooner died in the shooting Monday during a confrontation with officers.

Officers were investigating complaints that Spooner wasmaking criminal threats when the confrontation began.

Authorities say while Spooner was fleeing he began to fire upon the officers. They returned fire, killing Spooner.

The shooting officer remains on administrative leave while theinvestigation continues, which is standard procedure.