“Just before 10 p.m. Saturday, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force was executing a federal arrest warrant for 28-year-old Orlando J. Collins at the [Kansas Country Club] motel,” ksnt.com reports. Mr. Collins was on the Kansas Most Wanted list and was considered armed and dangerous. Things did not go well . . .
Members of the task force approached the motel room door on Saturday night and came under fire, with shots coming from inside the motel room. Two Deputy United States Marshals and an FBI Agent experienced non-life-threatening injuries. Patton tells KSNT News the three officers were injured “as a result of gunfire.”
“They sustained non-life-threatening injuries and they were transported to a local hospital for assistance,” Lt. Colleen Stuart with the Topeka Police Department.
After continued gunfire, investigators believe a fire started in the room where Collins was and spread to the whole building. Patton said it is too early to determine if the fire was set intentionally.
A bad guy shoots at the feds then sets his room on fire? I don’t think so. Anyway, Mr. Collins was immolated in the resulting conflagration. The Feds “sustained non-life-threatening injuries and they were transported to a local hospital for assistance,” according to Lt. Colleen Stuart with the Topeka Police Department.