Death Investigation Underway In Marion County

MARION COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating the death of a man believed to have shot himself while authorities were conducting a search warrant at his residence.

On Monday, April 10, shortly after 11 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance to conduct the investigation. KBI agents responded to the scene.

Preliminary information indicates that on Monday morning, at around 10:35 a.m., the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Marion Police Department began conducting a search warrant at 341 S. 4th St. in Marion, Kansas. The suspect, Charles S. Park, 65, was present while deputies and officers were searching his residence related to a felony investigation.

During the search and interview, Park reached for a shotgun that was hidden inside the house. He then shot himself in front of the officers. The self-inflicted gunshot wound was fatal. The coroner pronounced Park deceased at the scene.

No law enforcement officers discharged their weapons during the incident. No law enforcement officers were injured.

The investigation is ongoing.


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 2020 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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