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DEPUTY KILLED, OFFICER WOUNDED IN STANDOFF

A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and critically injuring another officer barricaded himself in his home for hours before surrendering Saturday.

Gregory Moore, 46, is suspected of shooting the officers when they rushed into his house after hearing someone hitting a woman, police said.

Harvey County Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Ford, 38, was killed. Hesston police Detective Chris Eilert, 33, was hospitalized in stable condition.

Police said the officers went to the home after a 14-year-old girl called police at 12:50 a.m. Saturday to say her mother was being beaten by a man who lived with them and that he had a gun.

At about 3 a.m., officers reached Moore and the woman by telephone, and Moore agreed to talk to them at the door. But when the woman indicated she wanted to leave, the door slammed shut, and officers heard her being hit.

The two officers were met by gunfire as they rushed into the house. The hostage escaped unharmed. Moore remained barricaded in the house before surrendering at 8:30 a.m.

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