2 suffer gunshot wounds in southwestern Douglas County; 2 arrested in connection with incident

photo by: Douglas County Sheriff's Office

A Douglas County Sheriff's Office vehicle is pictured in January 2022.

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies arrested one person on suspicion of aggravated battery Wednesday morning after two people suffered gunshot wounds during a disturbance at a residence in southwestern Douglas County.

Deputies were dispatched to the residence at 2:10 a.m. after a 47-year-old man advised that he and a 45-year-old woman were shot inside the residence, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Witnesses and those involved described the incident as having occurred during a family dispute. As they arrived, deputies encountered a vehicle leaving the property and conducted a high-risk vehicle stop, where they took one person into custody for an interview.

The two gunshot victims were taken by ground ambulance to an area hospital with injuries that are serious but not believed to be life-threatening. After conducting interviews with witnesses, deputies arrested a 20-year-old rural Lawrence man, associated with the vehicle stop, on suspicion of two counts of aggravated battery. A 24-year-old McFarland man was also booked on suspicion of domestic battery in connection with the incident, the sheriff’s office said.

The Douglas County Jail log shows that Dalton Vale Turner, 20, was arrested around 2:20 a.m. on suspicion of two counts of aggravated battery, and Chandlor Saber Matney, 24, of McFarland, was arrested at 6:15 a.m. on suspicion of domestic battery.


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