The armed suspect who died in a shootout that killed sheriff’s Deputy Robert Kunze last month had methamphetamine in his system, an autopsy report says.
Robert Greeson’s body tested positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine, says his autopsy report, filed Monday.
Kunze, the 41-year-old deputy, was responding to a suspicious-character call on Sept. 16 on a rural stretch of road in western Sedgwick County when he encountered Greeson, a 29-year-old with an extensive criminal record. Greeson had been on a crime spree that included the theft of a handgun.
Greeson shot Kunze as the deputy tried to handcuff him. Despite the mortal wound, Sheriff Jeff Easter has said, Kunze managed to shoot down Greeson before Kunze collapsed.
By killing Greeson, Kunze protected two witnesses who had followed Greeson in their truck and were standing near the deputy — vulnerable on a rural blacktop, Easter said.
Greeson died from multiple gunshot wounds, the autopsy report says.
The report details four gunshot wounds to Greeson: in his hip, back and shoulder and a grazing wound to his neck.
In noting the identifying marks on Greeson’s body, the autopsy lists a number of tattoos, including “a demon,” “the grim reaper” and some with skulls and the words “Thug Life.”
A previously filed autopsy report on Kunze, the deputy, said he died of a gunshot wound to his upper chest in which the bullet perforated an artery and lung. The bullet hit him above his protective vest.
Both Kunze and Greeson also had blunt-force injuries, the autopsy reports said.