Suspect wanted in connection to a Linn County shooting arrested

Had been on the run for more than a day

July 21, 2018 - 9:43 pm

Authorities captured a suspect connected to a shooting in Blue Mound.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation worked with Kansas City area police departments to locate  35-year old John Butler of Lenexa in connection with the Blue Mound shooting.

The Linn County Sheriff’s office had responded to a shooting at a house located at 604 E. Walnut Ave. in Blue Mound around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

They found a man with a gunshot wound. He was transported by EMS to a Kansas City area hospital.

The suspect's vehicle was spotted at around 6:20 p.m. in the area of Roe and College. The suspect did not stop for the officer and a pursuit began.

Butler crashed his vehicle near I-435 and exited on foot into a wooded area.

KBI agents and officers pursued him on foot where he was arrested a short time later.

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