BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Monday November 28, Baxter Springs Police responded to a residence, 2400 Lincoln Ave, regarding a shooting.
Three men suffering gunshot wounds. “Two died of injuries on the scene,” Chief Brian Henderson states, the third victim rushed to a Joplin, Mo. hospital.
- Jeremy Murphy, 47, of Anderson, Mo.
- Craig Guinn, 59, of Pineville, Mo.
- Seth Guinn, 27, of Pineville, Mo.
Jeremy Murphy and Craig Guinn pronounced deceased at the scene. Their bodies have been turned over to the Cherokee County Coroner pending autopsy on Thursday, December 1, 2022.
Seth Guinn was transported to Freeman Hospital where he is still listed in critical condition.
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The suspect in the case, Kyle Butts, has been formally charged in relation to the event that took place on November 28th. He is currently being held at the Cherokee County Jail without bond. He has been charged with two counts of First Degree Murder, one count of Attempted First Degree Murder, and Interference with Law Enforcement.
Autopsies are scheduled to take place on Thursday December 1st for Jeremy Murphy and Craig Guinn.
On 11-28-22 at 2:40 pm the Baxter Springs Police Department was dispatched to 2400 Lincoln reference to reported gunshots in the residence. The reporting party told dispatch that three people had been shot inside the residence.
Officers arrived on scene and immediately began life saving measures on the three victims that had been shot. A description of the suspect was immediately put out to responding officers. As officers were coming into the area, they located the suspect walking in the area. After a brief struggle the suspect was taken into custody by officers.
Two of the victims were found to be deceased on scene and the third was transported by Cherokee County EMS to Freeman Hospital with life threatening injuries. Names are not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.
The suspect in this case has been identified as Kyle Butts age 41 of Independence MO. He is being held in the Cherokee County Jail pending formal charges of Capital Murder by the Cherokee County Attorney’s Office.
This incident is being investigated by the Baxter Springs Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
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