Two arrested after Barton County shooting

GREAT BEND, Kansas – The Barton County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday they had arrested two suspects after a Thursday night fight escalated to gunfire.

Sheriff Brian Bellindir tells KSN that two individuals showed up at the Barton County Jail Thursday night to report a battery. At approximately the same, Bellindir says deputies were dispatched to Great Bend Regional Hospital for a report of a gunshot wound.

Barton County Sheriff Brian J Bellendir.
Barton County Sheriff Brian J Bellendir.

Deputies determined both incidents were the result of a fight in the 500 block of NW 20 Ave that was evidently due to a dispute over property. The fight escalated and a 44-year-old man was shot several times.

An investigation led to the arrest of 20-year-old Sydney Perez of Topeka. She was arrested for attempted murder and aggravated battery.

On Friday morning, 57-year-old Kirk Sander of Great Bend was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
Bellindir said Perez is being held in lieu of $1 Million bond and Sanders is being held in lieu of $20,000 bond.
The 44-year-old victim remains at Great Bend Regional Hospital in stable condition.

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