KBI arrests suspect in California for murder of Tescott man

Robert Colson

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, Calif. (KSNW) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a suspect in the shooting death of a Kansas man was arrested in California after he reportedly stabbed a person on an Amtrak train.

The KBI said in a news release Monday that 34-year-old Robert Colson, of Bucksport, Maine, was arrested Saturday in Martinez, California. He was being sought in the Aug. 12 shooting death of Matthew Schoshke in Tescott, about 25 miles northwest of Salina.

The KBI said Kansas authorities went to California last week after Schoshke’s missing pickup was found in Los Angeles. A first-degree murder warrant was issued Friday for Colson.

Colson was injured while trying to escape from an Amtrak train after a person was stabbed.

The Ottawa County Attorney will pursue extradition efforts following Colson’s release from the hospital.


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