Airman shot in Warrensburg dies

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WARRENSBURG, MO (KPLR) – A Senior Airman from the  Whiteman Air Force Base in western Missouri has died from a gunshot wound suffer on Saturday  in Warrensburg. Airman John J. Bottom was shot at an off-base residence in Warrensburg, and rushed to a Kansas City hospital for treatment. Bottom later died at the hospital.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the shooting of the airman. According to a AP Wire report, the suspect fired a handgun in a residence Saturday, that struck a friend.

An investigation is ongoing with assistance from the Air Force.

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