Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Soldier robbed, shot in the ankle while jogging on Little Blue Trace Trail

Posted By on Tue, Aug 9, 2011 at 8:02 AM

The sheriff is investigating the shooting of a soldier.
  • The sheriff is investigating the shooting of a soldier.
A 25-year-old U.S. Army soldier was robbed and shot while jogging on the of Little Blue Trace Trail Monday afternoon.

The soldier, an active-duty member of the U.S. Army and on a four-day leave from Fort Riley, told a sheriff's deputy that he was jogging on the trail when he was approached by a man with a gun. The gunman demanded the soldier's backpack (a camelback water pack). The soldier gave the man the backpack and tried to run away when the robber was distracted. The gunman fired one shot, hitting the solider in his left ankle.

The soldier's injuries are not life-threatening. He was taken to a hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

The suspect is described as a white man between the ages of 25 and 30. The suspect is about 6-feet-2-inches with a medium build. He was wearing a large white T-shirt. He has dark hair with "pencil-style sideburns going into a goatee."

Authorities believe that there was a small red or maroon Chevy S-10 pickup truck in the area at the time of the incident. If you have info, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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