Police ID 70-year-old killed in Prairie Village apartment; arrest made

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) — Police have identified a man who was found shot to death Saturday in a Prairie Village apartment unit and announced an arrest in the case.

Prairie Village police said John Hoffman, 70, died in the apartment after being shot several times. Officers were called to the apartment complex around 6 p.m. Saturday and found Hoffman’s bullet-riddled body.

A suspect was quickly identified and taken into custody, police said. Officials have not released the name of the person arrested or given a motive for the shooting.


Welcome to the new LJWorld.com. Our old commenting system has been replaced with Facebook Comments. There is no longer a separate username and password login step. If you are already signed into Facebook within your browser, you will be able to comment. If you do not have a Facebook account and do not wish to create one, you will not be able to comment on stories.