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Police seek person of interest in Olathe homicide

Olathe Police searching for 18-year-old Matthew "MattMatt" Bibee Jr., in connection with shooting death of Rowan Padgett
Olathe police seeking the public's help in locating Matthew "MattMatt" Bibee Jr., in connection to shooting death of Rowan Padgett
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Posted at 9:14 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 09:34:00-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE 4/1, 8:30 a.m. | Late Sunday night, Johnson County records showed Bibee was arrested on a first-degree murder charge.

UPDATE 5 p.m. | Olathe police said Matthew "MattMatt" Bibee Jr., 18, who is a person of interest in the shooting death of Rowan Padgett, has been located and contacted.

UPDATE 11:27 a.m. |The Olathe Police Department is seeking the public's help locating Matthew "MattMatt" Bibee Jr., 18, who is a person of interest in the shooting death of Rowan Padgett.

Bibee is 5-feet-6 and weighs 127 pounds.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE | A 17-year-old male was shot to death Friday in Olathe, Kansas.

Police responded shortly before 5 p.m. to a disturbance in the 12300 block of South Mullen Court.

Arriving officers found the unresponsive teenager — identified Saturday as Rowan Padgett of Overland Park — with an obvious gunshot wound and immediately began cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but he died at the scene.

The Olathe Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident and asks anyone with information to call 913-971-6590 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).