Two persons of interest were taken into custody this morning in the Turner area. They have been booked into the Wyandotte County Jail on charges unrelated to a shooting at a convenience store this morning, a police spokesman said.
The Kansas City, Kan., police are still actively looking for a third suspect in the case, the police spokesman said this evening.
About 1:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, an off-duty deputy sheriff in uniform went into a convenience store near South 44th and Shawnee Drive in Kansas City, Kan., according to the spokesman.
Three persons went into the store. The officer was shot multiple times, according to police. The officer was taken to the hospital in critical condition, the spokesman said.
Police this morning set up a perimeter around the area, and located an abandoned vehicle that is possibly related to the incident, according to the spokesman.
Several agencies responded and assisted in searching for the suspects. The two persons of interest were taken into custody this morning.
The shooting is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department’s major case unit, which is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
The Kansas City T-Bones announced they have signed rookie Alex Marquez to a contract for the 2015 season.
Marquez, 22 (12-10-92), is a 5-foot-11 and 190-pound catcher from Maunabo, Puerto Rico.
He played in 13 games in 2014 with Auburn, the Washington Nationals’ low-A club, and batted .154 with four hits and scored two runs. Marquez is a career .173 hitter with 48 hits, 48 walks, and 23 RBIs.
Defensively, Marquez has a .986 fielding percentage, catching in 104 games. He has thrown out 42 runners for a 24 percent caught stealing percentage.
“Alex is a solid defender who will compete for a spot in spring training,” said T-Bones manager John Massarelli.
Marquez has spent the majority of his professional career in the Kansas City Royals’ organization.
The Royals selected Marquez in the 29th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft at the age of 17 out of Alfonso Casta Martinez High School. In four minor-league seasons with the Royals, Marquez reached single-A Lexington in 2013.
The T-Bones open the 2015 regular season at home on May 22 against Lincoln. – Story from T-Bones