1st Degree Murder Charges Filed on Christopher Cutshaw

Charges against Christopher Estell Cutshaw have been upgraded to 1st Degree Murder in connection with the December 31st 2021 shooting of Michael Strup of Amsterdam, Missouri.

According to reports Cutshaw, 36 of Louisburg, Kansas shot Michael Strup twice and then fled the scene on foot.  Bates County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and apprehended Cutshaw a short time later where he had been hiding in a relatives garage.

Michael Strup 43, who suffered gunshot wounds to the face and head was transported by life flight air ambulance to a Kansas City hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Cutshaw was initially charged with Assault in the 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action.  Prosecutor Hugh C Jenkins says Cutshaw will be arraigned on the amended 1st Degree Murder charge May 25, 2022.  Judge Julie Highley-Keutzer will preside.