UPDATE: Smith County Officer Involved Shooting Suspect Arrested

SMITH COUNTY – The 15-year-old who was injured in the Dec. 15 officer involved shooting incident in Smith Center has been arrested.

Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) agents served an arrest warrant for the teen at around 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Saint Francis Community Services, 5097 W. Cloud St. in Salina, Kan., where he had been held since his release from a Kearney, Neb. hospital. The juvenile was arrested for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

Following his arrest, the suspect was transported to the Sedgwick County Juvenile Detention Facility where he will be housed.

Additional charges are possible. Any further information on the case will come from the Smith County Attorney’s Office.