UPDATE: Baxter Springs Police identify victims in Monday afternoon shooting

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (KOAM) – Update Nov. 29, 2022 – Baxter Springs Police have identified the victims in Monday’s deadly shooting on Lincoln Avenue.

According to Chief Brian Henderson, Jeremy Murphy, 47, of Anderson, Mo. and Craig Guinn, 59, of Pineville, Mo. were found dead at the scene.

Seth Guinn, 27, also of Pineville, was taken to Freeman Hospital for treatment of injuries. Henderson said that he remains in critical condition.

Investigators turned the bodies of Murphy and Craig Guinn over to the Cherokee County Coronor for autopsy. Those are expected to be completed later this week.



Original Story:

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Just before 3 p.m. on Monday, November 28, reports of a shooting in Baxter Springs in the 2400 block of Lincoln.

Many had asked if there was still an active shooter. Chief Brian Henderson assures us there is no threat to the public. This was an isolated incident within a residence.

Officers arrived on scene and began life-saving measures. Unfortunately 2 people succumbed to their injuries. We are not releasing any information at this time pending notification of next of kin. A third person was transported from the scene by EMS for life-threatening injuries and is currently at a Joplin hospital.”

Chief Brian Henderson

Chief Henderson tells us the shootings occurred inside the residence which is now  surrounded in crime scene tape.

2400 Lincoln Ave is the extreme SW part of town. The road dead ends as it circles on the south before the former Yellow Freight complex on Powell Road.

Baxter Springs Police, Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves and his Deputies, are on the scene as well as the KBI. KHP also assisted with calls while BSPD were securing the scene.

The man in custody is identified as Kyle Butts, 41, of Independence MO.  He is being held in the Cherokee County Jail pending formal charges by the Cherokee County Attorney’s Office.

Chief Henderson anticipates they will be here all night as a light trailer illuminates the entire property.

This is a breaking news story. Stay with Joplin News First on KOAM News Now as we continue to follow this story.



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