Feb 09, 2023

Homicide: Kan. high school football player dead after fight

Posted Feb 09, 2023 11:28 AM

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fight on Monday that led to the the death of an 18-year-old in Leavenworth as a homicide.

According to Leavenworth Police, the fight happened in the 600 block of Shawnee Street after a basketball game between Eric Miller and a 19-year-old suspect. Police responded to report of the disturbance and found the teen with critical injuries. EMS transported him to an area hospital where he died.

On their social media page, the Leavenworth Football Booster Club shared their grief over Miller's death on Tuesday evening. He was a member of the Leavenworth High School football team.

Police have not reported an arrest.