AP: Teen who shot at Olathe officers sentenced to 35.5 years


OLATHE, Kan. — A Johnson County teenager will serve more than 35.5 years in prison for shooting at Olathe officers in 2019.

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe says Christian Batson pleaded no contest Thursday to two counts of attempted first-degree murder and four other charges. Prosecutors say officers were investigating a report that two people were possibly breaking into cars in November 2019. When officers arrived, Batson shot at them but did no officers were injured. He struck a second officer before being subdued. An officer shot the second suspect, Deven Mann, when a gun fell out of his pocket as they struggled.

Mann’s case is pending.


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