Man wanted for Attempted Murder and Hit and Run captured

Man wanted for Attempted Murder and Hit and Run captured
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INDEPENDENCE, Kan. – Police officers successfully captured a man wanted for Attempted Murder after he successfully evaded officers last week.

Independence Police Chief Harrison said yesterday, June 11, that deputies captured Brian Medsker.

Officers say they took Medsker in after a brief pursuit. No injuries were sustained.

The Independence Police Department says they will release more details tomorrow, June 13.

Successful evasion

According to the Montgomery County Chronicle, a heavy police presence was seen in the 500 block of West Myrtle on June 7th.

The Chronicle reports that around 10:00 pm, officers learned Medsker was inside a home in that block armed with a weapon. They got a search warrant and called the Kansas Highway Patrol Special Response Team.

Law enforcement officers were seen in tactical gear this morning and in armored vehicles. They thought Medsker was inside the home, but shortly after 11:00 am, police learned he was not. That’s according to the Montgomery County Chronicle.


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Hit and Run

Shortly after noon on Thursday, June 2nd, officers responded to an injury accident with a car vs. cyclist.

They found a 39-year-old man with serious injuries.

According to the IPD, witnesses reported the suspect vehicle left the scene. They identified the driver and reported a small child was with him. The witnesses allegedly reported the suspect intentionally hit the cyclist.

“Officers documented evidence at the scene that indicated it was an intentional act and not a vehicle accident,” states the Independence Police Department.

Authorities say a different driver returned to the scene with the suspect vehicle.

EMS took the victim to a hospital for treatment.

Police believe Medsker knows the victim. They alleged this was a targeted attack of opportunity, not a random act. They started searching for him for attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated endangerment of a child.

The Police Department has not released any information about the victim.

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