KBI investigates possible attempted murder by a 15-year old suspect

Amy Webb
December 15, 2018 - 8:39 pm



The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the attempted murder of a woman in Smith County, as well as an officer involved shooting which occurred as police attempted to apprehend the 15-year-old suspect.

Just after 10:20 Saturday morning, the Smith County Sheriff’s received a 911 call, and responded to 10021 O Road in Smith Center. Upon arriving, they located a 66-year-old white female victim who had been seriously hurt. She was taken to a local hospital, and is expected to recover.

The suspect, a 15-year-old black male, fled the area on horseback. KHP and Smith County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to apprehend the suspect with no shots fired, but then, just before 2:20 p.m. the suspect fired at troopers. Two troopers returned fire, striking the subject.

EMS transported the suspect to a local hospital, and from there he was flown to a Kearney, Nebraska hospital where he underwent surgery. His condition is currently unknown. The identity of the subject will be withheld because he is a juvenile.

No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.

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