KANSAS CITY– The suspect connected to a shooting which occurred Friday in Blue Mound, Kan., was arrested Saturday following a vehicle chase.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) special agents were working with Kansas City area police departments to locate a shooting suspect who was wanted for attempted murder, according to a media release.
An officer from the Leawood Police Department spotted the vehicle at approximately 6:20 p.m. in the area of Roe and College. The suspect did not stop for the officer and a pursuit began.
Near I-435 and Wornall, the suspect identified as John Butler, 35, Lenexa, crashed his vehicle and exited on foot into a wooded area. KBI agents and officers pursued him on foot, and he was arrested a short time later.
Butler is jailed on numerous charges to include attempted murder. Nothing further will be released at this time.
LINN COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is assisting the Linn County Sheriff’s Office with an investigation into a shooting.
Just after 1:30p.m. Friday, authorities responded to the report of a shooting at a residence at 604 E. Walnut Ave., in Blue Mound, Kan.
Upon arrival, a male shooting victim was located, and was transported by EMS to a Kansas City area hospital for treatment. He is expected to survive his injuries, according to the media release.
A shooting suspect was identified, and the investigation led the KBI’s High Risk Warrant Team, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mound City Police Department to conduct a tactical operation near the 500 block of Main in Mound City between approximatley 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday.
The suspect was not apprehended as a result of this operation, and the search continued overnight.
Anyone with information related to this shooting is asked to contact the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME or the Linn County Sheriff’s Office at 913-795-2665.