BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Butler County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that the shooting suspect vehicle, and possible suspects, were identified with the assistance of the Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, and the Augusta Department of Safety. The sheriff’s office stated that suspect information has not been released due to the active investigation nature of the case.
Earlier, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office was looking for a suspect following a Monday evening shooting. Butler County Dispatch told KSN news Monday evening that they received a call for the shooting shortly after 7:30 p.m. near SW 150th Street and SW Butler Road.
Dispatch tells KSN News that a man was shot in the chest and was transported to a Wichita hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was treated and released afterward.
According to Lt. Kichler with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, the man who was shot confronted a suspicious vehicle with multiple people inside. The vehicle is described as a small four-door black car.
Butler County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were able to determine that the victim, a fifty-four year old male from rural Rose Hill, had approached several occupants of a vehicle that did not belong in the area when an altercation took place. The victim was shot once during the altercation and the suspects fled the scene. A neighbor of the victim followed the suspect’s vehicle until the occupants threatened them with several firearms, in southeast Wichita, prior to fleeing again.
The vehicle along with the occupants were at large Monday evening.