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Adam Hrabik photo Rice County
Adam Hrabik photo Rice County

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas has man has been charged with attempted capital murder in the shooting of a central Kansas police officer, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday.

Adam Hrabik, 40, was also charged with aggravated assault after a Lyons High School teacher was seriously injured in the crossfire.

Lyons Police Sgt. Cory Ryan, 36, was critically injured when he was shot Oct. 19 when he responded to a man who reported he had been threatened with a gun, investigators said.

Two bystanders who saw the shooting drove the officer to a hospital and he was later transported to a Wichita hospital.  Ryan was recovering and preparing to leave the hospital Wednesday.

Police on the scene of the standoff  Oct. 19-photo courtesy KWCH
Police on the scene of the standoff  Oct. 19-photo courtesy KWCH

Lyons teacher Brian Friess was seriously injured when he was caught in crossfire during the confrontation, police said. His condition on Wednesday wasn’t immediately available.

After the shooting, Hrabik went inside a home and was arrested after a long standoff.

Lyons is about 81 miles northwest of Wichita.



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