Federal Agents Injured at the Country Club Motel Motel Shootout in Kansas


Authorities say four federal agents suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while trying to make an arrest at a Kansas motel.

Agents from the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force went to the the Country Club Motel in Topeka, Kansas on Saturday night to look for Orlando J. Collins, age 28, who was wanted on two robbery-related charges.

As soon as the US Marshal agents arrived at the motel room door “they came under gunfire from inside the hotel room,” the FBI said in a statement.

Two deputy U.S. marshals and an FBI agent were shot, and are reported to have non-life-threatening injuries.

A fire ignited in the suspect’s motel room, where was later found dead. The burned for at least three hours with the flames eventually showing through the roof of the motel building.

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