Suspect arrested, hospitalized after shooting

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — Cherokee County authorities say a suspect was hospitalized and is expected to be charged in the fatal shooting of a southeast Kansas man.

Sheriff David Groves says 20-year-old William J. Stephens was found shot to death Monday at his home nine miles west of Columbus.

Deputies located a 19-year-old man from rural Columbus several blocks away who was suffering from severe injuries that the sheriff said were not gunshots.

The Joplin Globe reports the suspect was hospitalized and placed under arrest.

Groves says Stephens and the suspect had a dispute before the shooting. The investigation is continuing.


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