On Saturday, July 9th Bates County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a disturbance with possible shots fired at 6754 NW County Road 4002, Butler Mo. On arrival deputies observed a male and female at the residence. The female appeared to have injuries to her foot and an ambulance was called to the scene. Deputies interviewed the female and asked if the male had shot her and she stated no. The female was subsequently transported by EMS to Research Medical Center in Kansas City.
The male was detained and Detectives were called to the scene. The male stated that they had a fire and he threw multiple bullets in the fire. He stated he was inside cooking when he heard what he thought was an aerosol can exploding from the fire. He stated he ran outside and found her laying on the ground stating she got hit.
During the investigation Bates CountyDetectives spoke with hospital staff and was advised that the injuries were only flesh wounds and did not appear to be gunshot in nature.
The male subject was interviewed and released at the scene.