Authorities say a woman and child were with a man when he shot and critically wounded a Kansas undersheriff.

Kansas Bureau of Investigation senior special agent Steve Rosebrough says the woman and a child left 37-year-old David Madden on Monday night before he shot the Rice County sheriff in the leg and killed himself.  The KBI says Madden also killed his father, 65-year-old Thomas Madden.

The KBI says it’s unclear whether the woman and child accompanied Madden willingly.  The relationship between Madden and the woman wasn’t known.  Madden also is a suspect in the 2015 disappearance of his girlfriend.

Rosebrough said the undersheriff’s injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening.  He is in critical but stable condition.  The sheriff has been released.

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