Overland Park police announce arrest in man’s fatal shooting

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Police in an eastern Kansas community say they have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a 49-year-old man.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on a Johnson County warrant for first-degree murder. He’s being held on a $1 million bond.

The Kansas City Star reports Steven L. Sawyer was shot to death on New Year’s Eve morning when he went outside to warm his car in Overland Park.

Police haven’t released a motive yet in the slaying.

The newspaper says the arrest was made in Missouri with the help of the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

 

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