Shooting victim updated to serious condition

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) A 35-year-old man who was shot at a Topeka gas station Monday trying to protect a woman who had been kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend has been upgraded from critical condition.

Bryon Snyder has been updated from critical to serious condition after a shooting Monday at Stormont Vail Regional Health Center.

On Monday a woman ran into the BP gas station on Huntoon and Lane. asking for help, in fear of being shot by her kidnapper.

Snyder and two other customers attempted to protect her by keeping the store’s door closed. The shooter, Daniel Lynn Cregut, fired the gun, the bullet went through the glass door injuring Snyder.

While Cregut was looking for the woman inside the store, Snyder dragged himself outside. After more shots were fired inside, Cregut ran away to a house on the other side of the block.

Cregut was arrested after a five hour long standoff.

At a hearing Tuesday, he was charged with kidnapping, two counts of aggravated burglary, four counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault.

 

 

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