Special to the Grove Sun
A man who is accused of shooting at two Miami police officers, wounding one, was arrested at Integris Grove General Hospital Monday after emergency room personnel recognized him and called Grove Police, according to Assistant Chief Dan Hinman.
Kevin Eugene Brownfield, 38, of Miami is charged in Ottawa County District Court with shooting a police officer with intent to kill.
Brownfield had been treated for gunshot wounds at a Joplin hospital, according to District Attorney Eddie Wyant.
He had subsequently been released and had reportedly come to the Grove hospital to have the dressings changed on his wounds.
Miami Officers Michael Brashers and Richard Cummings were responding to a domestic violence call April 13 when Brashers reportedly fired at Brownfield after Brownfield pointed a shotgun at him, hitting his left arm. Brownfield retreated to his apartment and fired once, hitting Brashers in the hip, reports show.
Brashers took cover as Brownfield, despite warnings to stop and drop the gun, reportedly left his apartment and began walking down a hall toward Cummings. Brownfield was shot by both officers in the stomach when he refused to drop his gun and surrender, the report states.
Brownfield was admitted to a Joplin, Mo., hospital, Wyatt said.
Brashers was treated at a hospital and released.
Hinman said the Grove Police Department received a teletype concerning Brownfield at 1:12 p.m. Monday.
“It said he had an active felony warrant out of Ottawa County,” Hinman said.
At 4:35, Grove Police Department received calls from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and the Grove Emergency Room reporting that Brownfield was at the hospital.
Grove officers took Brownfield into custody until Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies arrived to take him to the Ottawa County Jail.
Bail is set at $500,000, records show.