Centennial Bridge shooter charged with attempted murder

Police said Jason Westrem, 37, opened fire with an AR-15 on the Centennial Bridge in Leavenworth Kansas on Wednesday.

Posted: May 29, 2020 11:10 PM

(LEAVENWORTH, Ks.) A man police said fired at drivers on a northeast Kansas bridge is now facing charges.

Jason Westrem, 37, of Platte City faces nine charges including attempted murder.

Police said Westrem opened fire with an AR-15 on the Centennial Bridge in Leavenworth Kansas on Wednesday.

The attack left one person injured.

A Fort Leavenworth soldier who was on the bridge stopped the shooting after striking Westrem with his truck.

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