Amber Jo Thomas — A lady who police in Saline, Kansas claim was shot numerous times by her ex-boyfriend on Thursday morning has passed away as a result of her wounds. According to investigators, the victim, who has been named as 40-year-old Amber Jo Thomas from Lenawee County, passed away this evening as a result of her injuries. Investigators have stated that the case is now being investigated as a homicide. A male acquaintance, aged 55, who was with the victim when they went outside for a smoke break was also shot, but he is reported as being in stable condition at this time.
This morning at 11:35 a.m., the suspect, a 58-year-old male from Lenawee County, is suspected of aiming his gun at Thomas at the UAW Hall, which is located just across the street from an elderly living facility on Woodland Drive. According to the Chief of Police in Saline, Marlene Radzik, an active shooter simulation was taking place this morning in the area, which contributed to the rapid response of the police. “When she was walking across the street with another male acquaintance, the suspect was waiting and just opened fire,” she claimed. “Just like that.” “Thank goodness, we were actually practicing for an active shooter situation over at Saline High School in Pittsfield Township,” said one of the participants. Therefore, we were able to immediately achieve a great deal of cooperation.”
It has come to the attention of FOX 2 that the male suspect was the subject of a Personal Protection Order filed by the female victim. The chief detailed a “domestic relationship” between the suspect and the victim, who was on her way to her car for a smoke break when the shooter began firing. The chief said that the suspect had shot and killed the victim. The call was placed to police when the suspect ran away from the scene. The suspect drove off in a tan Ford Focus with four doors after escaping the scene of the crime. A short while later, as aiding police agencies were coming to the scene, a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Deputy came upon a crash at S. Ann Arbor and Willis roads with the at-fault driver and car matching the description of the shooting suspect.
The crash occurred near the intersection of S. Ann Arbor and Willis roads. The defendant did not comply with the demands and was subsequently shot with a Taser before being taken into custody. The driver of the vehicle that was hit by another vehicle was taken to the hospital by Huron Valley Ambulance with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. The woman who was killed in the collision was a resident of Jackson County and was 38 years old.
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