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Johnson County judge's son charged in Overland Park shooting

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Isaac N. Vano. (KCTV, Johnson County Detention Center) Isaac N. Vano. (KCTV, Johnson County Detention Center)

Isaac N. Vano, 24, was charged on Thursday, May 24 in connection with a shooting where the victim was shot in the head.

He was charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault. 

He is the son of a Johnson County judge. The judge told KCTV5 News off-camera that his family has no comment and no new information to give. 

Vano was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Task Force and is being held in Johnson County.

He was ordered not to use any drugs or alcohol and submit to drug testing. If he posted bond, he was to be placed on house arrest. On May 27, he did post the $100,000 bond. 

His attorneys successfully argued to reduce his bond from $250,000 to $100,000 on Friday, May 25 when he had his first appearance in court.

Douglas County Judge Robert Fairchild will be the presiding judge in the case.

The shooting had happened around 8:40 p.m. on May 15 in the 11700 block of Hardy. 

According to an affidavit released on Thursday, May 31, Vano called 911 and said that he had caught a "trespasser" and had him at gunpoint. Vano said this person was in his neighbor's yard "a couple houses away," and jumped the neighbor's fence at some point, but that he didn't recognize him. He said this person was "acting weird" and was "writhing around on the ground."

Dispatchers heard him yell "don't you dare move" and then ask for an ambulance. When dispatchers asked what happened, he said, "Well, he started to run away. I grabbed his shirt, now I shot him and I think . . . hey, did you get shot?"

Previous information stated that, when officers arrived they found a man, 27-year-old Addison Roberts, down on the sidewalk who had sustained a gunshot wound to the head.

Roberts knew the man police say shot him. Both the victim and suspect attended Blue Valley North High School and live in the area of 119th Street and Antioch Road.

The victim remained in critical condition, nine days later, and was unable to be interviewed.

According to that affidavit, while in custody, Vano later told a detective that he had pulled up to his parents' driveway and saw the man peeking into car windows. He said he got out of the car, drew his gun on the man, and asked the man who he was and what he was doing. The man then ran toward the backyard, away from Vano. 

Vano said that man was trying to get away while he was on the phone with 911, so grabbed the man's shirt with the same hand holding the gun. 

Vano had told police, "I chased the guy over here and I accidentally grabbed him with the same hand I was holding my gun with, and I accidentally pulled the trigger, and I didn't mean to shoot him." 

Previous coverage:

One week later, victim from Overland Park shooting remains in critical condition

Investigation continues into shooting that rattled Overland Park neighborhood

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