“Tennessee Woman Charged in Police Chase and Shootout That Killed Officer Oswald and Suspect Marshall”

By | August 9, 2023

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A 32-year-old woman from Tennessee has been charged with three felonies in connection to a police chase and shootout at a gas station in Johnson County. The incident resulted in the death of a Fairway police officer and another suspect. The woman, Andrea Rene Cothran, has been charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, theft, and reckless driving. Cothran is accused of causing bodily harm to a different officer and using a deadly weapon. She is currently held on a $1 million bond. Murray Ledger and Times reported

A 32-year-old woman from Tennessee, named Andrea Rene Cothran, has been charged with three serious crimes related to a police chase that resulted in a shootout at a gas station in Johnson County. This incident led to the death of a police officer from Fairway and another suspect. According to court records, Cothran was charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, attempting to flee or elude a police officer, and theft. She also faces a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving.

The officer who tragically lost his life during the shootout was identified as Jonah Oswald, a four-year veteran of the Fairway Police Department. Cothran is accused of intentionally causing bodily harm to another officer as part of the aggravated battery charge. The charge alleges that she used a deadly weapon or inflicted harm in a way that could have caused severe injury, disfigurement, or death.

The suspect who was killed in the shooting has been identified as Shannon Wayne Marshall, a 40-year-old from Ashland City, Tennessee. The sequence of events leading up to the deadly shootout began when a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported at a QuikTrip near West 95th Street and Interstate 35 in Lenexa at around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.

During the investigation of the theft, the woman driving the stolen SUV allegedly rammed a Lenexa police cruiser and then fled the scene. Lenexa police pursued the vehicle north on I-35. The SUV eventually crashed at Lamar Avenue, at which point a man and woman ran into a nearby QuikTrip.

Officers from various law enforcement agencies followed the pair into the QuikTrip, and shots were exchanged inside the premises. Marshall was pronounced dead at the scene, while Oswald was taken to a hospital where he unfortunately passed away on Monday.

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Cothran is currently in custody with a bail set at $1 million. Her initial court appearance was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, Cothran previously pleaded guilty to two charges of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor in 2016..