Injured Officer Recovering, Bullet Hit Right Eye
Dave Foor - Mon 10:44 AM 10/01/2012
Officer Chuck Huen was shot in the face early Friday morning while responding to a call regarding a stolen car, and a man armed with a handgun.
Salina Police have released additional information on the six hour standoff and shootout early Friday morning in which Officer Chuck Huen was shot in the face.
Deputy Police Chief Carson Mansfield says Office Huen was shot in the right eye with the bullet exiting through his right ear. He has lost the sight in that eye but appears to have no other serious injuries. He came home Saturday but is returning to the Oklahoma City hospital where he was taken Friday for additional tests before more surgery is done.
Mansfield said officers had responded to a report of a possible stolen car and-or domestic incident late Thursday night at 308 North 13th. When they entered the home gunfire was exchanged with 19-year old Marijon Gadson who was in the basement. Officer Huen and other officers had entered the kitchen when he was hit by a shot fired through the basement door or a wall.
A SWAT team was called in and tear gas fired into the home. Gadson was found dead in the basement, Mansfield says officers are almost sure they did not shoot Gadson and it is believed he committed suicide.
The KBI is continuing its investigation.