A sheriff's deputy in Kansas was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sunday, investigators said.
Sedgwick County Deputy Robert Kunze
III, 41, died Sunday afternoon after responding to a call about a
suspicious character, officials said.
Kunze approached the suspect who was armed with a .40 caliber handgun, KSAL reported. The deputy tried to apprehend the suspect and a struggle ensued, according to the station.
When backup arrived around 1:50 p.m., both Kunze and
the suspect had been shot. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kunze was taken to a hospital where he later died, KSAL reported.