LEAVENWORTH, Kansas – The man who was tragically killed during a police shooting in Leavenworth over the weekend has been identified by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI). Michael L. Mills, a 44-year-old Indianola, Iowa resident, has been identified as the victim.
The incident started on Saturday night when Mills reported a crime and mentioned that he was armed in a distress call to the Leavenworth Police Department. Officers responded quickly and discovered Mills in the front yard of the 400 block of N. 5th St., holding a knife.
“text | article-text” class=”p”>Mills disregarded the officers’ orders to drop the weapon and stop advancing, charging right toward them. The officers were forced to fire in order to defend Mills and innocent bystanders, which caused Mills to suffer fatal injuries.
Mills was taken to a nearby hospital right away after the shooting. But in spite of the doctors’ best efforts, he was eventually declared dead.
“text | article-text” class=”p”>The public has been reassured by the KBI that a comprehensive investigation into the incident is presently in progress. After completion, the results will be given to the Leavenworth County Attorney for assessment and necessary follow-up.
Such unfortunate incidents are common in Leavenworth, a charming city in Kansas. With a population of about 35,000, this historic town is located on the banks of the Missouri River. A thriving community with a rich past, Leavenworth is home to numerous prisons, military outposts, and educational institutions.
The community of Leavenworth is in shock and grief following the horrific shooting. In addition to offering their condolences to Michael L. Mills’ family and friends, the local authorities have asked the public to exercise patience while the investigation is ongoing.
As the incident’s specifics come to light, the goal is still to ensure accountability and transparency while working toward justice for all parties.