Suspect believed dead after shootings


April 30, 2019 - 10:36 AM

STERLING — A standoff in central Kansas following the separate shootings of Rice County Sheriff  Bryant Evans, 53, and Undersheriff Chad Murphy, 48, after the dead body of the suspected perpetrator was found in a rural Rice County home late Monday.

The Kansas Bureau said Murphy attempted a car stop just north of Sterling shortly after 5 p.m. Monday because of a warrant for the vehicle’s occupant, David L. Madden, 37, Alden.

Within 30 seconds of initiating the car stop, Murphy radioed to dispatch that he had been shot, according to the KBI.

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