Four arrested in double-shooting
Updated On: Nov 06 2014 11:55:28 AM CST
Four people have been arrested after a double-shooting in Valley Center over the weekend, in which one of the victims died.
During a press briefing Wednesday, Capt. Greg Pollock said deputies have arrested 18-year-old Anthony Bluml, of Valley Center, for first-degree murder in connection to Melissa Bluml's death.
Her husband, Roger, remains hospitalized in critical condition in the shooting.
Authorities said Anthony was Melissa and Roger's adopted son. He was also charged with attempted first-degree murder and burglary.
Anthony's biological mother, Kisha Schaberg, 35 of San Diego, was also arrested for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder, burglary and aggravated robbery.
Two other local teenagers, 18-year-old Andrew Ellington and 18-year-old Braden Smith, both of Park City were arrested in connection to the crime. Ellington was booked on first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, burglary and robbery. Smith was booked on first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
Capt. Pollock said the couple was found suffering from gunshot wounds on their property, not inside their home. He did not release a motive.
Pollock said the sheriff's department is conducting searches throughout Sedgwick County connected to the Valley Center homicide. However, he did not say whether recent searches at Chisholm Creek Park are connected. He said the search scenes are expected to be complete by Wednesday.
"We are aware that numerous families and communities in Sedgwick County have been affected by this investigation and this incident," Pollock said.
Pollock said Anthony and Kisha had been in contact with each other on and off throughout Anthony's life. He said Anthony had spent some time in California, but Pollock would not comment when Anthony returned to Kansas.
Pollock says the investigation is ongoing. Detectives are expected turn the case over to the district attorney's office for review later this week.
Cory Gibson, USD 262 Superintendent, issued a statement saying Anthony and Andrew were graduates of Valley Center High School. Braden attended VCHS as well, Gibson said.
"We will continue to have our crisis team available for those students and staff that have been impacted by this tragic event," Gibson said.
Tony Bluml was on the wrestling squad for Valley Center High School. He finished second in the 160-pound division during the Class 5A tournament last February.
Funeral services for Melissa will take place at the Church of the Resurrection, 4910 N. Woodlawn, at 11 a.m. Friday. Memorial donations can be made to:
Valley Center Booster Club, PO Box 428, Valley Center, KS 67147.
Wichita Police's mounted patrol unit has been called to assist with search efforts at the scene of a deadly weekend shooting.
The incident happened between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday near 109th St. N. and Woodlawn. Investigators found a man and a woman suffering from a gunshot wound.
The woman, Melissa Bluml later died at the hospital. Her husband, Roger, was also shot and is still in the hospital in critical condition.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department has not released many details about the incident. No arrests have been made.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says it has no new information to release in the case of a deadly shooting that happened late Friday.
Lt. David Mattingly with the Sheriff's Office says investigators worked around the clock all weekend trying to piece information together.
Mattingly acknowledges that there are a number of theories about what happened floating around. He says his office will provide an update when they have something other than theories to base their statement on.
Stay with Eyewitness News for any further updates.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's office now confirms a woman has died after being shot at her home on E. 109th St. N. Friday night.
Detectives identified the victim as Melissa Bluml of Valley Center. Her husband, Roger, was also shot and is still in the hospital in critical condition.
Investigators did not answer questions about a shooter or a motive in this case.
They are asking for the public's help, anyone with information about what happened is encouraged to call 911 or Crimestoppers.
The incident happened between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m. Friday near 109th St. N. and Woodlawn.
Both shooting victims were taken to Wesley Medical Center for treatment, where Bluml died Saturday afternoon.
Stay with Eyewitness News and www.,kwch.com for any updates as we get them.