Man Sentenced for Attempted Murder in Officer Involved Shooting

Man Sentenced for Attempted Murder in Officer Involved Shooting
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A southeast Kansas man is sentenced to nearly ten years in prison for attempted second degree murder.

On May 6th, 2017, around 8:45 p.m., two Labette County deputies responded to a 911 call about a shooting at a home on Walnut Street in Mound Valley, Kansas. After arriving at the home, deputies found David Whinery in the driveway of the home with a gun. During a confrontation, the deputies fired at Whinery. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

Deputies also found 77-year-old James Bullock Sr. inside the home with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Freeman Hospital in Joplin in stable condition. Authorities say Whinery shot Bullock.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation was called by the Labette County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the officer involved shooting. Whinery was released from the hospital and charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder and one count of aggravated burglary.

Whinery entered a plea deal for lesser charges.

On August 29th, 2018, David Whinery was sentenced to 59 months for both counts of attempted second degree murder. The sentences will run consecutively, one after the other.