Suspect captured after shooting at Overland Park school kills one, injures another
Authorities have arrested a suspect in a shooting that killed one and critically wounded another outside an Overland Park elementary school.
Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez said the man was taken into custody at a home near West 159th and Rosewood where authorities found a sport utility vehicle that was carjacked after the shooting at Sunrise Point Elementary School. The shooting happened about 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The suspect has been identified as Anthony David Grable of Kansas City,
The school is part of the Blue Valley School District and is located in the 15800 block of Linden Street. All schools in the district were placed on secure entrance, which means the front doors were locked and no one was allowed in.
District spokeswoman Becky Miller says no students were on campus. Overland Park police said that no school employees were involved.
The suspect shot two co-workers. No students were present when the shooting occurred.
When police moved closer to the property with armored vehicles, the suspect bolted from the back door and was taken down. His name hasn't been released.
Donchez says the home belonged to the owner of the carjacked vehicle. He says it's unclear what led the suspect to go to that home, describing it as "bizarre to say the least."
Authorities say the two contractors, both men, were on the school's playground when they were shot. They say the two men were part of a group of up to six workers in the area and that the suspect in the case was a fellow contractor who had an argument with the victims.
Multiple car-jacking attempts were reported in connection to the suspect in the shooting, one, unsuccessfully, at a car wash near 151st Street and Metcalf Avenue and one successfully near 149th Street and Metcalf. Police say the suspect took a black, "newer model" GMC Denali.