Archive for Wednesday, November 12, 1997


November 12, 1997


Officers have called off the search for a gun used in a double shooting, but they hope an alert Lawrence resident will find it.

A suspect in a double shooting was caught minutes after he allegedly shot Margaret Kimball and her father on Friday, and they have both been treated and released from the hospital.

But there is one major piece to Friday afternoon's shooting that still troubles police: Where is the gun?

Police continued to look for the handgun this week, but an active search was called off after the gun didn't turn up in storm drains. Police believe the suspect in the case, Bobby Riley, 27, dumped the gun.

The search has been focused on the route between the site of the shooting, 1725 Tenn., and near the Robinson Health and Physical Education Center where Riley was caught. He was seen running along 19th Street before cutting north near Naismith Drive on the Kansas University campus.

Police are still offering a $100 cash reward for anyone spotting the handgun, but they warn people against picking up the gun because it might be loaded. Anyone finding a gun should immediately call police dispatchers at 832-7509.

Riley is in the Douglas County Jail on two counts of attempted first-degree murder and felony possession of a firearm; his bond is $200,000. He allegedly shot Margaret Kimball, 30, in the left wrist, and her father, Maurice Kimball, 50, in the left arm. Margaret Kimball was released from Lawrence Memorial Hospital on Monday and her father was released on Saturday.

-- Chris Koger's phone message number is 832-7126. His e-mail address is

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