Jefferson Co. Shooting Suspect Apprehended in Galatia

Jefferson Co. Shooting Suspect Apprehended in Galatia

UPDATE: 3:05 p.m.

GALATIA – A suspect wanted in a Friday morning shooting in Jefferson County was apprehended in Galatia.

According to Saline County authorities, 19-year-old Alonte Beachem of Carrier Mills was taken into custody late Friday morning for alleged aggravated fleeing and eluding police in Saline County.

Around 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jefferson County authorities responded to the 1000 block of North Log Cabin Ln. on a report of a shooting. Once there, deputies located a 37-year-old gunshot victim, who was transported by ambulance for treatment of a serious gunshot wound. A second victim, 30 years old, was also located and transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A black Kia passenger car was quickly identified as the offending vehicle, including the license plate. Saline County deputies located the suspect vehicle, attempted to initiate a stop, and the vehicle fled. Once the pursuit ended, Saline County deputies took Beachem into custody. He is currently  held in the Saline County Jail on local charges.

Detectives from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to investigate the shooting, which is still underway. Upon completion of the investigation, the matter will be forwarded to the Jefferson County States Attorney to review for felony charges.


A Jefferson County shooting suspect has been apprehended in Galatia, after reported involvement in a shooting started as a road rage incident near Log Cabin, where the victim was shot in the back.

Authorities were searching for a black Kia Forte with license plate number possibly BP 56379 Friday morning.

No further information has been released on the suspect’s name, or the identity and condition of the victim.