A woman was found stabbed in an apartment complex courtyard in Shawnee Saturday morning, and a suspect has now been charged with attempted first degree murder in connection with the incident.
Police were called to the Westbrooke Glen Apartments, in the 7400 block of Flint Street, about 9:35 a.m.
In a news release, Shawnee Police Major Jim Baker says officers responded to a reported armed disturbance.
“A 33-year-old female victim was located with apparent stab wounds,” Baker said in the release. “The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment of her injuries.”
Johnson County Med-Act and the Shawnee Fire Department transported the woman to the Overland Park Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
Neighbors say police were going door-to-door throughout the complex, asking if anyone had seen what happened.
Around 12:15 p.m., tactical officers and a K-9 entered one of the apartment buildings. A man was escorted out of the building in handcuffs about 40 minutes later.
“A 35-year-old suspect was located and taken into custody without incident,” Baker said in a second news release Saturday. “The victim is being treated for her injuries and is in stable condition.”
Later Saturday, a 35-year-old man with an address matching the Westbrooke Glen Apartments was booked into the custody of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
An online booking log says the man is charged with attempted first-degree murder.