Double homicide suspect believed to have killed himself


December 24, 2021

LONGTON, Kan. (AP) — A man fatally shot two people in rural Kansas and then apparently killed himself in a nearby home, authorities say.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that 41-year-old Lyle Miller showed up at an outdoor gathering early Thursday in the small southern Kansas town of Longton and opened fire, killing 55-year-old Dewayne Smith and an unidentified 57-year-old.

The KBI said that Miller then fled to a nearby home. Law enforcement surrounded the house, spending hours trying to convince him to leave. There was no response, so a robot was sent inside. Th...

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