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Homicide in Goodland being investigated by KBI and Sherman County Sheriff’s Office

Jackson SchneiderDecember 20, 2018

SHERMAN COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a homicide that occurred in Goodland, Kan.

The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, and special agents and the crime scene response team responded.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that a male victim had been shot. As sheriff’s deputies arrived at 5490 County Road 23, in Goodland, they discovered 21-year-old Zachary Chavez, of Tribune, suffering from a gunshot wound.

EMS transported Chavez to the Goodland Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at approximately 2 a.m.

A person of interest connected to the case has been identified, and is currently in police custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

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