Tipton Man Injured In Local Shooting


On Sunday night at approximately 10:47 p.m. the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office, Osborne County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Osborne Police Department, Mitchell County EMS and Osborne County EMS responded to the Knights of Columbus hall in Tipton, KS for a report of gun shots fired.

Upon further investigation, Randel Markgraf, was taken into custody at his residence near Tipton for aggravated battery and transported by EMS. The victim, Mike Corpstein of Tipton, was taken by private vehicle with an apparent non-life threatening gun shot wound.

Witnesses say that Markgraf had an argument with someone other than Corpstein who was at the hall earlier in the evening and he left. He then later returned to the premises and fired an unknown number of shots indiscriminately through the door of the hall and a bullet struck Mr. Corpstein.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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