Jan 18, 2020 2:44 PM

Update: Suspect from Kansas officer involved shooting is in custody

Posted Jan 18, 2020 2:44 PM

Alejandro Alvarado photo KBI

PAWNEE COUNTY   The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office have located and arrested Alejandro Alvarado, the subject who fled an officer involved shooting early Saturday morning.

Alvarado was arrested just after 8 a.m. at 551 R Rd. in Pawnee Rock, Kan. EMS responded and evaluated Alvarado, though he had not been shot during the earlier incident.

He was booked into the Pawnee County Jail on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault out of Finney County. The investigation is ongoing.


The suspect in the officer-involved shooting near Larned is now in custody, according to Pawnee County Attorney Doug McNett.

Law enforcement authorities have released no additional details.


PAWNEE COUNTY  The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating after an officer involved shooting occurred near Larned.

According to a media release from the KBI, the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance at approximately 2:10 a.m. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded.

Preliminary information indicates that on Jan. 18, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a deputy from the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle along U.S. Highway 56, approximately three miles East of Larned. When the deputy approached the vehicle, he smelled marijuana, and two male occupants were asked to exit the vehicle. An altercation occurred during the pat down between the deputy and the male who had been the vehicle’s passenger. The deputy fired shots at the subject. The subject then fled on foot. He crossed the highway and was last seen running South from the area.

It is unknown if the subject was injured by gunfire. He remains at large. The deputy was not injured during the incident. The vehicle’s driver was taken to the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.

Authorities ask for the public’s assistance in locating the subject, who has now been identified as Alejandro Alvarado, 21, from Lincoln, Neb., Alvarado is a Hispanic male, approximately 5 ft. 7 in. tall, weighing 150 lbs. He has a tattoo on his neck that reads “one hundred” in black script lettering. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark colored top with lighter colored sleeves.

Alvarado may be armed. If anyone sees him, or knows of his whereabouts, they are asked to not approach him, but to call 911 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME. Anonymous tips can also be made online at https://www.kbi.ks.gov/sar.

The KBI will conduct a thorough and independent investigation into this incident. Once completed the findings will be turned over to the Pawnee County Attorney for review. This investigation is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.

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Kansas woman due in court for alleged counterfeiting
Watterson photo KDOC

COWLEY COUNTY— A Kansas felon with previous convictions that include identity theft and forgery is now in jail for alleged counterfeiting.

Just after 3 p.m. January 14, police responded to a restaurant in Arkansas City for a report of a person later identified as 43-year-old Amy Watterson, who had attempted to pass fake money, according to a media release from police.

Although she left before police arrived, officers quickly located and arrested her. Officers found she was in possession of several bills of fake currency.

Further investigation determined she had attempted to pass the fake cash at multiple locations in the Arkansas City area, as well as in other jurisdictions.

“We are asking local businesses to be extra vigilant when accepting larger-denomination bills that potentially could be fake or counterfeit,” warned Police Chief Dan Ward.

 Watterson remains jailed on requested charges that include counterfeiting as well as one misdemeanor count each of criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property and theft.

Over the past ten years, Watterson has served prison time for arson, theft, burglary and for making false writing, ID theft and and forgery, according the Kansas Department of Corrections.

She is expected in court later this week on the new charges, according to district court officials.