Brody Johnson Arrested on Assault & Firearm Charges, Middle School Was Placed in Lockdown

Today, April 3, 2023 at 11:05 hrs, officers from the Fort Scott Police Department (FSPD) and deputies from the Bourbon County Sheriff’s office (BBSO) responded to a 911 call of a gun shot in the area of the Highland Apartments on Shepherd Street, in Fort Scott.


Due to the close proximity of the incident to Fort Scott Middle School, SRO’s had the middle school placed into lockdown status.


When officers arrived on scene at the apartment complex, they learned information about a firearm being discharged.   There were no reported injuries as a result of this incident.


Officers & deputies established a perimeter around the building in question, then went about evacuating that building.


During the initial on-scene investigation, officers were able to determine which residence the alleged shooter resided in.  Once this information was established, officers used a PA system to call out to the occupants of the residence, and have them exit.


FSPD officers successfully called out the male resident of 802 Shepherd St, #14, who was taken into custody without incident.  This individual was identified as being Brody Johnson, 22.


Mr.  Johnson was transported to the Bourbon County Jail where he was booked on the following charges:

Aggravated Assault

Criminal Discharge of Firearm

Mr. Johnson is presumed innocent until proven otherwise in a court of law.  If you have information that you believe will help our investigation, please contact us at:  620-223-1700

Bill Downey Jr, Administrative Sergeant / Public Information Officer

Fort Scott Police Department

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