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November 17, 1989


Douglas County authorities are not closing the book on Monday's fatal shooting of a Kansas University student.

"There's going to be some more investigation," Douglas County Assistant Dist. Atty. Rick Trapp said this morning.

Trapp said he reviewed reports of the shooting and met with police investigators Thursday. Police earlier this week said they expected no arrests in the shooting, which killed Brian K. Robinson, 21, a freshman engineering student from Topeka.

Officials have released little information about the shooting, which took place about 4 a.m. Monday in a Lawrence apartment. Robinson died from a single wound to the head at about 4:21 a.m. Monday.

Chris Mulvenon, police spokesman, said the fatal gunshot was fired from a handgun, but was not self-inflicted. Police have not labeled the shooting as an accident, instead deferring to the district attorney's office for any determination.

Although he said he could not release any more details of the shooting, Trapp said police would be seeking "some additional information." Once police gather the remaining information, Trapp said, he will review police reports with Dist. Atty. Jim Flory. Trapp said there was no timetable for completing the investigation.

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