BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A 24-year-old woman is facing charges in the shooting of a man and a child at a Blue Springs hotel.
Jackson County prosecutors charged Samantha Thrasher with two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action on Thursday.
According to court documents, Thrasher shot a 36-year-old man at a hotel multiple times. She is also accused of shooting a 7-year-old girl at the hotel. Both victims are expected to survive their injuries.
“She got into an argument with them. She left the hotel. She went to her vehicle and grabbed a gun and came back in and just started firing,” Blue Springs police Sgt. Keegan Hughes said.
The shooting happened at the Sure Stay Hotel near Missouri 7 Highway and Interstate 70 shortly before midnight on May 20.
“That’s one of our good hotels in this city. It’s not normal for us to have calls at this hotel or disturbances — let alone shootings,” Hughes said.
Police said they don’t know what the cause of the argument was at this point.
“We know it was enough that she got angry and felt this was appropriate action,” Hughes said.
The hotel manager said the guests and Thrasher had thrown drinks at each other, but detectives haven’t spoken to the 36-year-old victim yet. He’s been physically unable to speak with police.
Thrasher is not in custody at this time, and detectives said Thrasher should be considered armed and dangerous. Police want you to call officers instead of approaching her yourself.
Prosecutors have requested a $200,000 bond.