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Officials provide update on Friday shooting in Lyons

RICE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Lyons Police Department identified the officer shot Friday afternoon outside of a Lyons residence.

Officer Cory Ryan, 36, of Lyons, was shot multiple times when responding to a 911 call from a citizen who reported being threatened with a gun. Ryan joined the Lyons Police Department in 2012. He was still at a Wichita hospital as of Monday afternoon, and his condition was stable and improving, according to the KBI.

Lyons Police Chief Justin Holliday also sustained minor injuries when removing a 56-year-old Lyons man identified as Brian Friess, a teacher and coach at Lyons High School, from the shooting scene. Holliday was treated at a local hospital and is now recovering at home. As of Monday, Friess had been released from the hospital. 

Adam Hrabik was arrested related to the incident, and is being held at the Reno County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. According to the Rice County Attorney’s Office, charges had not been formally filed as of Monday afternoon. 

A fund has been set up to cover the expenses of Officer Cory Ryan and his family at the Lyons Federal Bank, 200 E. Ave. S., Lyons, KS 67554. Donations will also be taken at the First Bank-Sterling, 128 S. Broadway Ave., Sterling, KS 67579, or the Lyons Police Department 303 E. Main St., Lyons, KS 67554. 

The investigation into this incident is ongoing. Once completed the findings will be turned over to the Rice County Attorney for review.