A police officer from the Fairway Police Department in Kansas City died in the hospital after being critically wounded in a shootout at a gas station. The officer, identified as Jonah Oswald, was hailed as a hero for making the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting the community. The shooting occurred during a police chase of a stolen car, resulting in the death of one suspect and the arrest of another. The incident is currently under investigation by the Johnson County Officer-Involved Critical Incident Investigation Team. shooting-at-quiktrip-dies-in-hospital-WSJzT3X7LfBVF9wD/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Police1 reported
In Fairway, Kansas, a police officer named Jonah Oswald tragically lost his life after being critically wounded in a shootout at a gas station on Sunday morning. Oswald, a 29-year-old member of the Fairway Police Department, had been with the force for four years. Fairway Police Chief J.P. Thurlo expressed his heartbreak at the loss and praised Oswald for his dedication and service to the community. Oswald leaves behind a wife and two young children.
The incident began with a police chase led by Lenexa police, which ended at a QuikTrip convenience store in Mission. Oswald and other officers from various agencies responded to the scene to apprehend two suspects who had fled into the store. During the exchange of gunfire, Oswald was critically injured and one of the suspects, identified as Shannon Wayne Marshall, was killed.
The other suspect, Andrea Rene Cothran, has been detained and is facing a charge of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. The Johnson County Officer-Involved Critical Incident Investigation Team is currently investigating the shooting.
The events leading up to the shooting started when officers responded to reports of a stolen vehicle near West 95th Street and Interstate 35. As officers were investigating the theft, the suspect vehicle collided with a Lenexa patrol car and then fled. The chase ended near Lamar Avenue and I-35, where the suspects ran into the QuikTrip.
Police radio recordings captured the tense moments of the response by officers. Dispatchers relayed information about the stolen vehicle, the crash, and the suspects’ description. They also reported shots being fired and an officer being down. The suspect was eventually discovered in a bathroom and was declared dead by Lenexa police.
The Kansas City Star reported on this tragic incident..