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Two individuals charged with attempted capital murder in connection with shooting, injuring Salina police officer

Release Date: Oct 23, 2020

SALINA − (October 23, 2020) – Two individuals have been charged with attempted capital murder in connection with an August incident in Saline County that included shooting and injuring a Salina police officer, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Schmidt filed criminal charges against Shawn Patrick Humphrey, 37, Wichita, and Adam Drew Humphrey, 36, Leavenworth. The incident took place during an attempted traffic stop near Salina. In addition to the officer who was shot and injured, one additional Salina police officer and a Saline County sheriff’s deputy were shot at, but were uninjured.

The charges were filed today and arrest warrants executed. Shawn Patrick Humphrey is being held in the Saline County jail, while Adam Drew Humphrey is being held in the Shawnee County jail.

The charges against the individuals are as follows: 

  • Shawn Patrick Humphrey is charged with two counts of attempted capital murder, one count of aggravated assault, one count of criminal possession of a firearm, one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of fleeing and attempting to elude law enforcement. The complaint is available at https://bit.ly/37Eg70C.
  • Adam Drew Humphrey is charged with two counts of attempted capital murder, one count of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and one count of criminal possession of a firearm. The complaint is available at https://bit.ly/35z4NR0.

Criminal charges are merely accusations. All individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.     

The case is being prosecuted by the Kansas Attorney General’s Office at the request of the Saline County Attorney. Any public comments on the prosecutions are governed by the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 3.6, Trial Publicity, and Rule 3.8, Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor. All media requests or inquiries should be directed to the Office of the Attorney General, 120 S.W. 10th Ave., 2nd Floor, Topeka, Kansas 66612 or (785) 296-6115.

No additional information is available at this time.

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