Archive for Sunday, March 16, 2003

Suspects arrested in fatal shooting

Police continue search for parole violator

March 16, 2003


Two Topeka men are in custody and the hunt continues for a third suspect in last week's shooting death of a Lawrence resident, Lawrence Police said Saturday.

Randy R. Owens, 27, Topeka, was arrested Friday afternoon at Kansas City International Airport, Lawrence Police Lt. Ed Brunt said. Tremain Scott, 21, Topeka, was arrested later in Kansas City, Kan., by Lawrence and K.C.K. police.

Owens was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 12:20 a.m. Saturday on a warrant alleging first-degree murder, jail records showed. Scott was booked into jail for second-degree murder shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday, jail records showed. Police did not comment why they were booked on different charges.

The two are suspects in the early-morning Friday shooting of Quincy M. Sanders, 22, Lawrence. Sanders was found shot to death about 3:30 a.m. at the front door of a duplex at 2603 Ridge Court.

Police continue to look for a third suspect, Corey Terrell Robinson, 22, Topeka. Police, who describe Robinson as armed and dangerous, say they think he may be in the Topeka area. Lawrence investigators were working with Topeka Police to locate him, Brunt said.

Robinson has been wanted since Feb. 3 by the Kansas Department of Corrections for a parole violation. He was convicted in 2000 on drug charges in Shawnee County, corrections records showed. It could not be determined Saturday how long he had been out of custody.

Brunt said no other suspects were being sought in the case. He declined to comment about a possible motive for the shooting.

An autopsy was performed Saturday morning on Sanders' body. Police have said he was shot multiple times. Detectives continued Saturday to search at the duplex for evidence.

After the Friday shooting, three men in a white car were seen leaving the area, police said. Minutes later a Kansas University Public Safety officer tried to stop a white Dodge Intrepid that matched the description of the suspects' car.

The KU police officer chased the car to near 11th and Indiana streets, where two of the suspects left the car and fled on foot. The car was later found abandoned in the 400 block of Indiana Street.

Scott is being held on $500,000 bond. No bond has been set for Owens.

Anyone who knows of Robinson's whereabouts are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-TIPS (8477). Callers remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. They also can call detectives at 832-7509.

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