AG Office Statement on Events in Eureka Last Night
TOPEKA -- (October 15, 2013) -- The Office of Attorney General Derek Schmidt today issued the following statement regarding events last night in Greenwood County:
"Last night law enforcement searched several locations in Eureka, Kansas, seeking suspect Kevin Robert Welsh. Welsh was not located. Welsh is believed to be in Eureka or close proximity. He is considered armed. Governor Brownback has authorized a $5,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension of Kevin Robert Welsh. Any person with information is asked to call 911 or (800) KS-CRIME."
EUREKA, Kan. (KAKE/KWCH) - Authorities in Greenwood County were releasing few details Monday night on a major law enforcement action in the town.
KWCH-TV reported just after 10 pm Monday that several blocks in Eureka, which were barricaded earlier in the night, had re-opened, and most law enforcement had left the scene where they were hoping to apprehend murder suspect Kevin Welsh.
Witnesses say they saw Welsh in Eureka earlier in the day.
KAKE-TV reports that, just before 9 pm, witnesses heard three loud bangs and more law enforcement vehicles arrived on the scene.
KAKE-TV says that the sheriff did confirm whether Welsh was in custody or still on the run. He did say that any updates would have to come from the Attorney General's office Tuesday morning.
Police say Welsh is wanted for an October 2nd shooting near Eureka that left his ex-girlfriend injured and her mother and step-father dead.
Authorities have offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to his capture.
WIBW sister station KAKE and CBS affiliate KWCH will update information as it becomes available.