FROM: Don Scheibler
Chief of Police
CONTACT PERSON: Don Scheibler
Hays Police Department
DATE: June 25, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SUBJECT: Shooting Outside a Hays Bar Leaves One Person Dead
On June 25, 2023, at 1:47 a.m. the Hays Police Department received a report of a shooting in the 1000 block of East 8th Street, Hays, Kansas. The caller went on to report that a male had been shot in the neck and was on the ground. Emergency responders were dispatched and upon arriving officers from the Hays Police Department made contact with the gunshot victim and began giving medical care until Ellis County Emergency Services personnel arrived and took over the medical care. The gunshot victim was taken by ambulance to the Hays Medical Center where he succumbed to his injury and died.
The decedent’s name is not being released at this time. The Hays Police Department has one person in custody and there are no other suspects involved. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Scene Response Team is assisting the Hays Police Department with the investigation.