Subject From Officer Involved Shooting Located and Arrested


PAWNEE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office have located and arrested Alejandro Alvarado, the subject who fled an officer involved shooting early Saturday morning.

Alvarado was arrested just after 8 a.m. at 551 R Rd. in Pawnee Rock, Kan. EMS responded and evaluated Alvarado, though he had not been shot during the earlier incident.

He was booked into the Pawnee County Jail on an outstanding warrant for aggravated assault out of Finney County. The investigation is ongoing.

Any further inquiries should be directed to the Pawnee County Attorney’s Office. Nothing further will be released at this time.


PAWNEE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating after an officer involved shooting occurred near Larned, Kan.

The Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance at approximately 2:10 a.m. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded.

Preliminary information indicates that on Jan. 18, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a deputy from the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle along U.S. Highway 56, approximately three miles East of Larned. When the deputy approached the vehicle, he smelled marijuana, and two male occupants were asked to exit the vehicle. An altercation occurred during the pat down between the deputy and the male who had been the vehicle’s passenger. The deputy fired shots at the subject. The subject then fled on foot. He crossed the highway and was last seen running South from the area.

It is unknown if the subject was injured by gunfire. He remains at large. The deputy was not injured during the incident. The vehicle’s driver was taken to the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.

Authorities ask for the public’s assistance in locating the subject, who has now been identified as Alejandro Alvarado, 21, from Lincoln, Neb., Alvarado is a Hispanic male, approximately 5 ft. 7 in. tall, weighing 150 lbs. He has a tattoo on his neck that reads “one hundred” in black script lettering. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark colored top with lighter colored sleeves.

Alvarado may be armed. If anyone sees him, or knows of his whereabouts, they are asked to not approach him, but to call 911 or the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME. Anonymous tips can also be made online at

The KBI will conduct a thorough and independent investigation into this incident. Once completed the findings will be turned over to the Pawnee County Attorney for review. This investigation is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.

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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