Hutchinson Police were involved in a shooting early Wednesday morning. The incident began when police responded to 903 East Ave. C the report of an agitated subject threatening another man at the property. Officers were unable to locate the subject upon arrival and left the scene only to be called out hours later.
When officers arrived the second time the suspect identified as 23-year-old Joseph Roman, was found in the garage of the residence. When officers engaged the subject he pointed a shotgun at the officers. The altercation escalated as Roman eventually shot a hole through the garage door with the shotgun and then placed the barrel of the shotgun through the hole and fired several more times near the officers. Officers returned fire, hitting Joseph in the hand and prompting him to surrender.