Trial Set For BP Shooting Suspect

By: Nick Viviani
By: Nick Viviani

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Topeka man will stand trial on 14 counts related to the convenience store shooting that seriously injured one man. A judge ordered Daniel Cregut to stand trial on charges that include attempted murder, aggravated assault, and kidnapping during a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

According to a charging affidavit obtained by 13News, a woman told police she came home to find Cregut had broken in and was waiting, armed with a handgun.

He eventually drove her to a store near Huntoon and Lane to buy cigarettes, where she managed to get away and run to a nearby BP station, where witnesses could hear her cries for help.

The affidavit says a man, who police later identified as Bryon Snyder, was holding the door shut and trying to lock it to keep Cregut out when Cregut shot him through the glass.

The affidavit goes on to say Cregut fired at least two shots at people who locked themselves in the clerk's booth, which had bullet-proof glass.

It also says Cregut later went back to Snyder, who was bleeding on the floor, pointed his gun and threatened to shoot him again if he didn't tell him where the woman was hiding.

Snyder survived his injuries.

Cregut's trial is set for February 2nd.


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