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KBI to brief prosecutor on suicide

Kansas Bureau of Investigation plans to brief Marion County attorney Joel Ensey this week on its findings regarding a suicide that occurred when two law enforcement officers were serving a search warrant April 10.

“The county attorney will then make a determination from those investigative facts,” spokesman Melissa Underwood wrote in an email.

Charles Park fatally shot himself when interim Marion police chief Duane McCarty and sheriff’s deputy Aaron Christner were searching Park’s home at 341 S. 4th St. the morning of April 10

Park, 65, had been under investigation for rape of a child younger than 14 years old.

KBI officials have been mum about the suicide, citing an ongoing investigation.

Last modified May 10, 2023