A tampered building led authorities to find Kevin Welsh on the west side of Eureka on Wednesday night.
Welsh was shot dead after allegedly pointing a handgun at KBI agents near Eighth and Poplar, according to KBI Deputy Director Kyle Smith. He tells KVOE News a law enforcement officer had noticed the entrance to an unoccupied structure was altered from the last time it had been checked. Authorities obtained consent to conduct a search, finding Welsh inside.
Smith says a lot of resources were poured into the manhunt since Welsh allegedly shot 54-year-old Keith Kriesel and 52-year-old Sheila Kriesel to death during a domestic violence incident Oct. 2.
Welsh is also suspected of shooting Sheila Kriesel's daughter, Catherine Scheff, who was also an ex-girlfriend of Welsh, during the incident. Welsh was recently put on the Kansas Most Wanted list on suspicion of two counts of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
Authorites have thought Welsh was either in or near Eureka for most of the past two weeks.
An investigation continues. Greenwood County Attorney Joe Lee will appoint a special prosecutor to review the investigation.