A 26-year-old Evanston man who’d been working at the Kansas State Fair was shot to death in Hutchinson, Kan., Monday night.

The Hutchinson News reports that Sem Adrien had had several run-ins with local police there in recent weeks and Evanston police report that Adrien, who was listed as living at 1717 McDaniel Ave., was arrested last yaar for aggravated assault and for violating an order of protection in July and for driving under the influence in March.

Adrien was found critically wounded about 11:30 p.m. the parking lot of a local business by people who lived across the street. He was pronounced dead at the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center a short time later.

Hutchinson police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Condolences

    Condolences to his family, but there is a disturbing trend of the perpatrators and victims of violence on their FB pages.  Most of them contain frequent use of swear words, photos of them giving the middle finger, others showing a fascination with cash, gun play, and other "harmless" anti-social behaviors exhibited by our youth. I see the same type of FB pages from victims of violence in rural areas too.

  2. I find it very disrespectful

    I find it very disrespectful that you put my cousin past in this. You don't know him & never will.The least you can do is be sympathetic & leave the past out of his death.

    1. Subject’s past is relevant

      One of the reasons that this is a notable story is because the deceased was a notable person in the community, known for his many interactions with the law.

      Since Evanston Now has reported in the past on his crimes, it is reasonable for them to mention it in this story.

    2. Shooting

      Why?  People who seem to "enjoy" a crime-laden way of life should be noted as such.   They are usually seeking trouble and/or causing trouble.   No surprise as to what happened.

    3. Sympathy? Disrespect?

      Excuse me, but criminals have no respect for their vicrims, nor do they have any sympathy for them!

  3. We need support

    At this time we do ask for support and care for our cousin. Yes, he did have runs-ins with the law, but he was very sincere. There is a side of Sem that many people did not get a chance to see. Who knows what happen that night of his death?However, the fact that he left his home to go do his job is something positive that should be considered. Our family is going through a difficult time right now and I think we can be angry at how he is presented to the public. Thanks for the condolences and please keep our family in your prayers.

  4. Evanston man killed in Kansas

    Sem was a typical young man that no matter what his background was he did not deserve to be killed.  He had a mother, father and other relatives that are being disrespected by even mentioning negative events in his past.  He is the victim

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