The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the person who was killed Tuesday in an officer involved shooting in Leavenworth.

Updated: 5:08 p.m. 7-12-17

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has released the name of the person who was killed Tuesday in an officer involved shooting in Leavenworth.

Antonio Garcia Jr., 47, Leavenworth, was pronounced dead at the scene after being shot by a police officer, according to a news release from the KBI.

The incident, which was reported shortly after 8:15 p.m. Tuesday at 1708 Rose St., remains under investigation by the KBI.

County Attorney Todd Thompson said the investigation may take some time, and he asked for the public’s patience.

“It’s going to take a long time to process this information,” he said.

According to the KBI, a Leavenworth police officer was sent to the location on Rose Street to investigate an alleged stolen vehicle.

Thompson said there also was an alleged domestic dispute at that location.

Once on the scene, the officer encountered Garcia.

After the officer made contact with Garcia, an altercation ensued. The officer fired at Garcia, according to the news release from KBI.

Leavenworth County EMS personnel responded, and Garcia was pronounced dead.

The officer, whose name has not been released, was not injured.

Thompson did not provide many details about the incident during a press conference Wednesday.

“I don’t want to say anything until we have a thorough investigation,” he said.

Thompson said the police officer has been placed on leave.

The county attorney said he believes the patrol officer is an experienced officer.

Garcia’s wife, Heather Garcia, 41, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly interfering with a law enforcement officer, concealing, destroying or altering evidence, and criminal damage to property.

As of Wednesday afternoon, she had not been formally charged in Leavenworth County District Court.

The Leavenworth Police Department asked the KBI to investigate the incident. Police Chief Pat Kitchens said it is standard policy for the Police Department to request an outside agency to investigate when there is an officer involved shooting.

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