Dispute over money may have sparked Butler County shooting


BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) — The Butler County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested 22-year-old Maxwell Adams in connection to a shooting south of Rose Hill.

Maxwell Adams (Courtesy Butler County Sheriff’s Office)

The shooting happened around 10 a.m. Tuesday at a home in the 16000 block of SW 200th St., near the intersection with SW Butler Road, about a mile south of Rose Hill.

The sheriff’s office says a resident of the home, a 43-year-old man, was shot once in the chest. EMS took him to a Wichita hospital, where he is in serious but stable condition.

A man turned himself in at the Rose Hill Police Department shortly after the shooting. The sheriff’s office says Adams was booked into the Butler County Jail on suspicion of aggravated battery.

Investigators believe the shooting stemmed from a dispute over money.

For a short time after the incident, Rose Hill Public Schools went into lockdown as a precaution for student safety. Students were not allowed outside. The schools have resumed normal operations.

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