Police officer and high school basketball coach shot in Kansas – officer in critical condition

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LYONS, KS – Reports have surfaced regarding a Kansas police officer and a high school basketball coach both being shot during a confrontation with a gun-wielding suspect on the afternoon of October 16th.

Details on the case are currently limited, but here’s what we know so far.

At approximately 3:40 p.m. in the small town of Lyons, the Lyons Police Department received a 911 call about a man brandishing and threatening someone with a gun.

When the first responding officer arrived on the scene taking place at 1 Arrowhead Drive, authorities say that he was shot by 40-year-old Adam Hrabik.

Hrabik reportedly lived at the residence the officer responded to.

Two individuals who had witnessed the shooting tended to the officer and drove him to a local hospital. The officer was later transferred to a local hospital in Wichita.

According to KBI Special Agent in Charge Cory Latham:

“Two citizens passing by observed the shooting and were brave enough to stick around and help the officer into their vehicle and then rush them to the hospital.”

Latest reports on his status say that the officer is in critical condition.

When additional officers had arrived on the scene, they had noticed that a 56-year-old man was also shot, presumably by the same suspect. The second victim was noted as being a local high school basketball coach.

He too was taken to a hospital nearby and was also later transferred to a hospital location in Wichita where he was last reported as being in serious condition.

A stand-off then ensued between responding officers from several law enforcement agencies and Hrabik for several hours.

At approximately 7:10 p.m. that evening, Hrabik was said to have surrendered to authorities and he was taken into custody by the Hutchinson and Reno County Emergency Response Team.

Agent Latham spoke highly of the collaborative efforts by the numerous agencies involved in the response and arrest of Hrabik:

“I’ve been in law enforcement 20 plus years in Kansas and that’s one thing that I’m really proud about is that law enforcement in our state always comes together in tragic situations but also in general, we had law enforcement agencies from all around this central region, I can’t even begin to name them all, but there was a number here.”

Recent reports say that Hrabik has since been handed over to the Kansas Bureau of Investigations for questioning related to the incident.

Officials have yet to release the identities of either the officer injured or the high school basketball coach. Official charges related to the incident have not been announced at this time.

This is a developing investigation.

Please follow Law Enforcement Today to receive updates on the status of this case.

In other ongoing investigations handled by the KBI, investigators are still looking into two deaths that are being treated as a homicide investigation that happened during the early morning hours of October 16th. 

The incident occurred in Montgomery County according to KBI officials, which the incident was first reported as someone hearing gunshots and subsequently seeing a car crash into an apartment per a statement released

“At approximately 3:45 a.m., the Independence Police Department received a 911 call from a citizen who reported hearing gunfire and seeing a vehicle that had crashed into an apartment.”

Apparently two deceased males were found inside of the crashed vehicle, along with a female who had suffered non-fatal injuries. The woman was tended to by first responders and then transported to a hospital in Joplin for treatment. 

Officials have not yet released the identities of the two deceased males found inside of the vehicle, but are asking that anyone with additional information on the incident to please contact the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME, or the Independence Police Department at 620-332-1700. 

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Manhunt underway after pregnant probation officer shot to death outside of her home – baby clinging to life

October 16, 2020 – CHICAGO, IL – An off duty Cook County Probation Officer, eight months pregnant with her third child, was shot to death outside of her South Side Home on October 13th

Chicago Police reported that they responded to the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood after receiving a ShotSpotter alert that three gunshots had been fired in the area just after midnight.  Sadly, upon their arrival, they located Officer Stacey Jones, unresponsive on the porch of East 95th Place. 

Jones, a mother of two and in her late stage of pregnancy, had two bullet wounds. 

A neighbor, Elliott Cobb said:

“They weren’t quick shots, we heard three measured shots, and whoever did it, wanted to do it.”

Another neighbor, Alan Jones, claimed he never heard any signs of any distress coming from Jones’ home, only the gun shots. 

He said:

“No screaming, no noise, just two shots.”

After Jones’ was located, she was rushed to the University of Chicago Hospital for medical treatment in critical condition.  Sadly, she was not able to be saved by doctors and was pronounced deceased.

Doctors were able to deliver the baby.  The baby is being held in the Comer Children’s Hospital, and is listed in critical condition.

The Chief Judge of the Cook County Circuit Court, Timothy Evans, noted that Jones had been an officer there for Adult probationers since April of 2019. 

He said:

“Our thoughts go out to her family, colleagues and friends at this difficult time.”

Claudia Martin started one of two GoFundMe pages for Jones’ family during this difficult time. 

On the page, Martin says:

“Stacey Jones was a loving mother of two children whose life was cut short by a senseless act of violence.  She was pregnant with her third child who was delivered and remains in the Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. 

“Stacey was a Cook County Adult Probation Officer who worked with offenders providing resources, monitoring and guidance in an effort to assist them in changing their lives.  This page has been set to help pay for funeral expenses, medical care for her newborn, as well as provide for her children’s education.”

A friend of Jones, Nicholas Minor, spoke about the tragic murder of his friend and coworker:

“This is truly, like, tragedy; just waking up to hear this news that your coworker that you see every single day is gone…I just saw her on Friday, and she was telling me how happy she was that she was about to have a baby…

“Stacy was a very perky person, you knw, always had a smile every morning coming to work.  Every day, every time I saw her she’d say, ‘Hi Nick!’”

Minor spoke about the loss of Stacy to her friends and her work in saying that Jones loved what she did, but her pride was her children.  He noted that not only did the murderer steal her life, but he or she robbed her children of a loving and proud mother. 

Another neighbor, Tracy Hancock, lost a niece to gun violence in 2012.  Learning of Jones’ death hit a nerve with her. 

She said:

“She [her niece] left four kids that we had to raise, and they’re still traumatized.  This touched me really bad, in my heart, in my stomach.  I couldn’t go back to sleep.  I heard it at 6 o’clock in this morning.  I’m praying for the baby, that the baby comes through.”

Chicago Police advised that Area Two detectives are currently assigned to the case, and they have yet to release any possible motive.  However, they did note that they discovered graffiti on the side of Jones’ apartment which had a negative racial term, however, they believe that it was placed there to distract them from their investigation.

 

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