Weather Alert

Man arrested in shooting death in Independence

A Coffeyville man has been arrested and jailed after a woman died in a drive-by shooting in Independence, The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

Benjamin Mason, 18, was arrested as his home Sunday on a possible charge of first-degree murder.

Kimberly Meeks, 19, was shot to death as she walked with a man in Independence on Saturday evening.  The KBI reports witnesses said someone fired shots from a passing car.  Meeks died at the scene.  The man ran from the scene.

Investigators have not revealed a motive for the shooting.

Copyright © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Connect With Us Listen To Us On