Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Shooting and manhunt lead to arrest in Linn County Kansas

For Immediate release
Re: US 69 Shooting / Man Hunt / Arrest
Date: November 02, 2022

On November 01, 2022, at 11:35pm a call was received at the Linn County Sheriff’s 911 Center. The caller stated that they were southbound on US 69 near Pleasanton, Kansas, and a subject in a vehicle near them began shooting at their vehicle. The shots fired struck the vehicle the caller was in, disabling the vehicle which was occupied by several persons.
The suspected shooter was in a vehicle occupied by two persons. The suspected shooter exited the vehicle and ran into Pleasanton on foot. Linn County Sheriff’s Deputies and Pleasanton PD were dispatched to the scene. Law Enforcement began to search for the suspect as occupants of both vehicles were interviewed. Due to the nature of the call multiple Sheriff’s Deputies were called out to assist in the search.
On November 02, 2022, at 1:24am the suspected shooter was located near Dollar General in Pleasanton and taken into custody without incident. The suspected shooters gun was recovered. The suspect was transported to the Linn County Jail where he is awaiting formal charges. The driver of the vehicle the suspected shooter was in was arrested as well and is awaiting formal charges.

All suspects are presumed innocent until adjudicated in a court of law.

Kevin J. Friend
Linn County Kansas Sheriff

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