Additional Information Released on Shooting Suspect Arrested in Gilman City

DAVIESS COUNTY, MISSOURI – Additional information has been released regarding the suspect in several shootings in the Kansas City metro area that was arrested in Gilman City.

A probable cause statement issued by the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the suspect, Brandon Fletcher was identified as a suspect of an aggravated assault and an aggravated assault on law enforcement as well as two car jackings in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday.

Troopers initially made contact with Fletcher on Friday morning when they attempted to stop his vehicle on Interstate 35 in Daviess County after he was observed traveling 90 miles per hour, unaware he was fleeing from law enforcement in Kansas City.

A pursuit ensued of Fletcher in a vehicle stolen from Jackson County was recovered. Moments later Fletcher is said to have stolen a bicycle in Daviess County and attempted to steal another vehicle from a passer-by while displaying a knife. The report indicates he fled on foot and entered an occupied residence in Winston wherein he displayed a knife to the homeowner, demanding keys to the vehicle. He then fled the residence in another stolen vehicle.

Law enforcement, having become aware of the incidents in the Kansas City metro, continued to pursue Fletcher at high rates of speed through residential areas and yards before his vehicle became disabled. Officers were able to take him into custody.

Reports say Fletcher admitted to shooting at a citizen in Kansas City and at Kansas City, Missouri police officers, and then stealing a car by force, fleeing police, and robbing a person of their clothes in Kansas City.

Fletcher is now formally charged in Daviess County. He is incarcerated in the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail. Bond has been denied.