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Posted on: June 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Hays Police Department Media Release: Recent Shooting Victim & Suspect Identified


Don Scheibler
Chief of Police
Hays, KS 

Don Scheibler
Chief of Police
Hays Police Department
(785) 625-1030 

DATE: June 26, 2023

SUBJECT: Recent Shooting Victim & Suspect Identified

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 contacted 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. The gunshot victim was 63-year-old Larry D. Braun, Ellis County resident.

The shooter, 40-year-old Keith A. Ostrom of Hays, was arrested at the scene for second degree murder. Ostrom is currently being held in the Ellis County jail and is considered innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

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