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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Olathe man identified as Double Nickel murder victim

Olathe Police and Johnson County Crime Scene vehicle near the scene
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Investigators stand outside the front doors of the bar
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Posted: March 31, 2016 - 3:27am
Updated: March 31, 2016 - 3:24pm

Olathe Police are investigating after a man was shot to death inside a bar late Wednesday.

Sergeant Bryan Hill says police were called to the Double Nickel, 189 S. Rogers Road, at 11:39 p.m. on reports of shots fired.

"Officers arrived and found a 38-year-old man who was suffering a gunshot wound to the chest," Sgt. Hill said in a news briefing near the scene. "Despite their efforts, the person passed away here at the Double Nickel."

Police have identified the shooting victim as 38-year-old William Ray Schutkesting of Olathe, Kansas.

Witnesses told police that the suspect ran out of a back door after the shooting. An Olathe Police K-9 tracked down the 28-year-old male suspect across Interstate 35 from the bar, where he was taken into custody.

Police have identified the suspect as 28-year-old Michael Chinn of Augusta, Kansas. Chinn is being held at the New Century Adult Detention Center near Gardner, where he is awaiting his first court appearance.

Sgt. Hill says the shooting occurred inside the Double Nickel Bar & Grill and officers continue to interview witnesses. Officers are still investigating whether or not the victim knew the suspect.

Officers from the Lenexa Police Department, along with Deputies from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office assisted Olathe Police with holding a perimeter during the suspect search.

Police continue to investigate this homicide and are asking anyone with information to call the Olathe Police Department at 913-971-6950 or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-8477.

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