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'Good Samaritan' recovering after being shot 3 times helping woman in Shawnee Wal-Mart parking lot

Posted: 6:08 PM, Sep 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-14 20:22:30-04

An Overland Park man accused of attempted murder, kidnapping and robbery outside a Shawnee Walmart remains behind bars.

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Arthur Wyatt, 27, went before a judge Wednesday.

Shawnee Police say he was one of two suspects involved in a shooting Sunday night. He is being held on a $1 million bond.

“My brother was in the wrong. No matter what anybody says, no matter how I feel about him being gone, I will always openly admit that he was wrong for what he did,” Kayla Blackmon told 41 Action News.

Blackmon’s older brother John Simmons was with Wyatt when the shooting occurred. Simmons was shot and killed at the scene.

"We are so sorry for everyone that is affected by this. We hate the fact that they have to go home traumatized, their lives have changed, everything has changed. A lot of things have changed due to this once incident,” said Blackmon.

Shawnee Police say Wyatt and Simmons attacked a mother who was buckling her child into a carseat. According to the police report, two good samaritans rushed over to the mother’s car, who 41 Action News confirmed is a Johnson County paramedic, to help.

Joshua Owen, 33, was one of the good Samaritans.

His family told 41 Action News, Owen was shot three times— in the face, chest and arm.

Owen has already undergone two surgeries and his recovering in the hospital.

He is an Air Force veteran who severed overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Owen’s 15-year-old daughter, Halle, sent 41 Action News this statement, via text:
“To me, my dad is a hero. He risked his life trying to save someone else’s. I love him with all my heart and I’m so thankful that he is going to be fine. I’m so thankful that the people were there to help my dad. Without them, I would’ve lost the best dad that I could have ever asked for.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Owen’s family with medical expenses. 

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