PRATT COUNTY – A Pratt man shot during a Nov. 13 confrontation with local police has died.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Rene Prieto, 38, died Wednesday in a Wichita hospital where he’d been since the shooting.
The KBI previously reported the Pratt Police Department responded to a call at 3:45 p.m. that a man on the street who was waving a gun. When officers arrived at 512 N. Main St., they encountered an armed man outside, north of the residence.
As officers approached Prieto, attempting to make contact with him, he fired at one of the officers, the KBI reported. Three officers returned fire.
The KBI’s investigation is ongoing. A report will be turned over the Pratt County Attorney’s office once it is complete.