09/30/2017

Domestic Disturbance Leads to Victim and Officers Being Hospitalized

Just before 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30th, 2017, Baxter Springs Police Officers were dispatched to 1007 West 11th in Baxter Springs for a domestic disturbance.

As officers arrived, a male suspect threw fuel on a female victim and two officers, catching them on fire. 

As a third officer arrived and attempted to extinguish the fire, he too sustained injuries, along with the suspect.

Emergency medical personnel transported the victim, suspect and one Baxter Springs Police Officer to a Springfield Missouri Hospital.  The two other Baxter Springs Police Officers are being treated at a hospital in Joplin. 

The incident is under investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas State Fire Marshall’s Office.

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