Crime scene processing is still ongoing.

BAXTER SPRINGS, KS. — Law enforcement in two states respond to a shootout between a suspect and police.

Just after 7:00 p.m. (3/26), officers from the Baxter Springs Police Department and the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a disturbance in the 300 block of Wyandotte Avenue in Baxter Springs.

When officers arrived on the scene, a man began shooting from inside an RV trailer.

Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said the suspect then began shooting at law enforcement.

The incident ended just before midnight, but at that time Sheriff Groves could not confirm the suspect’s name, or whether that suspect is currently alive or deceased.

Despite numerous shots being fired, no officers were injured in the shooting.

Now that it’s no longer an active shooter situation, Sheriff Groves says he’s sure law enforcement will begin the crime scene investigation process.

Crime scene processing will take place through the remainder of the night and through Sunday (3/27) by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Baxter Springs Police.

Baxter Springs Police, Cherokee County Sheriff, Joplin Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas Bureau of Investigation all responded to the scene of the shooting.

We’ll continue to follow this story as it develops and bring you the latest details here at

Two-state law enforcement responds to a shootout between a suspect and police in Baxter Springs, Kansas.