JCPD Nabs Suspect In Home Invasion Shooting Involving Family

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW) -- The man who police say exchanged gunshots with a homeowner during a home invasion in Junction City has been arrested.

Dominick Oden, 20, was arrested Tuesday night at the Junction City Police Department for Conspiracy to Commit 1st Degree Murder, Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Child Endangerment.

For the past two months, Junction City police have been investigating a home invasion at a local trailer park.

On February 28, 2013 around 10:30 PM, investigators say a gunman forced his way into a mobile home in the Cottonwood Estates on Grant Avenue. At the time, the residents- a man and his family- were home. Officials have declined to release the victims' identities.

Lt. Jeff Childs says the homeowner was awakened by someone breaking into his home. Gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and homeowner but no one was injured.

The suspect managed to get away and the investigation has spanned weeks, with detectives interviewing multiple people.

Through their investigation, Childs says they discovered the identity of the suspect and were able to link Oden to the crime.

Oden went to the Junction City Police Department to meet with detectives Tuesday and was subsequently arrested. He is being held in the Geary County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Lt. Childs says police are not looking for any other suspects in the case.


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