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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Photos | Tactical Support Unit responds after shots fired in Olathe

Posted: August 29, 2013 - 12:57am
Updated: August 29, 2013 - 10:10am

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Olathe Police are investigating after shots were fired in the Houlihan's parking lot, 16411 W 119th Street, Wednesday evening.

Police initially responded following a report of one employee threatening another employee with a gun.

Sergeant Bryan Hill says officers were dispatched at 9:51 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault.

Officers arrived and stopped a possible suspect vehicle in the parking lot. After stopping the vehicle, a single gunshot was heard from the suspect's vehicle.

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Police say the subject inside the vehicle shot himself. That subject remained conscious and moving but was non-compliant with officer's commands.

Officers evacuated about 30 people from inside the Houlihan's, through a back door. At least one other nearby business was evacuated.

The Olathe Tactical Support Unit was called to the scene and secured the subject's weapon, inside the vehicle.

Johnson County Med-Act transported the subject to Overland Park Regional Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The subject has been identified as a 27-year-old Houlihan's employee and Overland Park resident. Police say he died at the hospital, early Thursday morning.

During the situation, several area roads were closed, including 119th Street between Interstate 35 and Renner Boulevard. Renner Boulevard was also closed between 119th Street and Bass Pro Drive. All roads reopened shortly after 12 a.m. Thursday.

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Olathe Police received assistance during the incident from numerous agencies across Johnson County. These assisting agencies included officers and resources from the Lenexa Police Department, Shawnee Police Department and the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.






The incident remains under investigation by the Olathe Police Department. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Olathe Police at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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