Salina police fatally shoot man, grandmother found stabbed to death in home

Published: Aug. 28, 2019 at 3:09 PM CDT
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6:20 p.m.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has identified a man killed after a confrontation with Salina police as 28-year-old Jeremy Connolly.

The KBI says police shot Connolly after they found his 71-year-old grandmother, Linda Kromer, stabbed to death inside his home in the 2000 block of Harold Avenue.

Officers heard noises in the basement and found Connolly in a bedroom with the door closed. He was armed with a knife.

The KBI says officers could see Connolly through a crack in the door and ordered him to put down the knife. When he advanced toward officers, they shot him, the KBI says.

Connolly was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

The KBI says Connolly's grandmother lived in a neighboring house.


4:30 p.m.

The Salina Police Department says a call to a home in the 2000 block of Harold Avenue led to officers finding a dead woman and fatally shooting an armed man following a brief confrontation.

Police say at about 11:34 a.m., officers responded to a call in the 2000 block of Harold Avenue concerning a possibly-injured person.

"Upon arrival, officers located what appeared to be blood on the front portion of the residence," police say. "Officers entered the home in an effort to locate anyone in distress."

Inside the home, they found a woman they say, recently died. Officers "began securing the home for any other victim(s) or suspect(s)," police say.

In the home's basement, police say officers found a man in the basement, armed with a knife. After a brief confrontation, they say, two officers shot the man.

Police say he died from his injuries at a local hospital. Salina police say the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the officer-involved shooting and the woman's death.


A man died from his injuries Wednesday after an officer-involved shooting in Salina.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says the Salina Police Department called the bureau at about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday to investigate an officer-involved shooting in the 2000 block of Harold in Salina. KBI agents and the bureau's Crime Scene Response Team responded, the KBI says.

The KBI says no officers were injured.

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