Kansas sheriff’s deputy shot dead while responding to ‘suspicious character’ call

Sadly, another police officer has been killed in the line of duty.

On Sunday, Sedgwick County Deputy Robert Kunze III, 41, was killed while responding to a call.

Deadly Afternoon

While many people were relaxing and watching the football games, Deputy Kunze was fighting for his life.

He had responded to a suspicious character call at 1:18 p.m.

Two individuals reported someone suspicious in a black truck checking out local vehicles.

About a half-hour later, Deputy Kunze came upon a black truck that had its hood open.

The two people that made the initial call were close by.

Kunze approached the man without incident and was in the process of patting him down when he found a .40 caliber handgun.

The officer removed the gun and started to cuff the suspect when a fight broke out.

The witnesses reportedly hid under one of the vehicles and heard shots fired.

When a second deputy arrived at the scene, he found both the suspect and Kunze lying on the ground.

After securing the suspect, he attempted first aid on the officer.

Deputy Kunze was taken to a hospital, but died later.

The suspect, later identified as 29-year-old Robert Greeson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Greeson had a history of drug convictions and aggravated battery.

On a Spree

Local authorities suspect Greeson had pulled off multiple jobs in the area very recently.

The first incident occurred very early Sunday morning and involved a stolen vehicle.

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The second incident happened at 9:22 Sunday morning, which is where police believe he stole the .40 caliber handgun.

The original vehicle that was stolen was recovered by police late Sunday afternoon.

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