A 17-year-old Lawrence boy was detained Saturday evening after he allegedly shot his brother-in-law at a southeast Lawrence mobile home park, Lawrence police said.
Police Sgt. Ron Dalquest said the victim, a 19-year-old Lawrence man, was shot once in the left ankle about 9:40 p.m. Saturday at a mobile home at 1045 E. 23rd.
Dalquest said the victim and witnesses gave several different accounts of the shooting. But based on statements by an eyewitness at the mobile home, Dalquest said, officers detained the boy on charges of aggravated assault and domestic violence.
According to the eyewitness, Dalquest said, the man and the boy became involved in a domestic argument outside the mobile home. Dalquest said the two then went into the mobile home, where the 17-year-old fired two shots from a small-caliber pistol at the victim.
The victim was taken by Douglas County paramedics to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition late Saturday.
Dalquest said the victim originally told officers that he was the victim of a drive-by shooting. The victim, who is white, and two or three other witnesses said they were standing by a picnic table outside the mobile home when two black men drove up, made racial remarks and fired two or three shots at the victim.
Inconsistencies in the witnesses' accounts led officers to believe that there was no drive-by shooting, Dalquest said.