22-year-old charged in killing of Wyandotte County Sheriff captain

Zachary Christian Arnold

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Prosecutors have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the killing of a captain with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office.

Zachary C. Arnold faces charges of second-degree murder in the killing of his father, 57-year-old Chris Arnold Saturday evening, following a domestic dispute. Chris Arnold was off-duty at the time of the incident.

Police responded to the incident just before 8 p.m. Saturday at a home near North 76th and Webster Ave.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

According to the sheriff’s office, Arnold would have turned 58-years-old Monday.

Zachary Arnold is being held in Johnson County jail without bond.

Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash said “Captain Chris Arnold was a man of integrity who loved his family, especially his son Zach, and served his community and his agency and we should honor that and we will.”

“I don’t think I will ever forget Chris Arnold and those of you that knew him, even for a short period of time, probably won’t forget him either. Let’s pull together in this difficult time and bring honor to Chris’ life and service.”

Last summer, Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were shot and killed by an inmate during a transport from court back to jail.

Chris Arnold

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