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Bar shooting suspect still unidentified

November 6, 2007


Allstars shooting suspect still unknown

Lawrence police are still trying to determine who fired the gunshot that wounded a man outside a north Lawrence club this weekend. Enlarge video

Lawrence police still are trying to determine who fired a gunshot early Sunday morning that wounded a man outside AllStars, a North Lawrence strip club.

But police did make an arrest after they arrived at the club, 913 N. Second St., where several people were fighting in the parking lot.

Anthony L. Kennon, 26, Lawrence, was taken to Douglas County Jail for threatening another man with an SKS assault rifle, according to information in Douglas County District Court. Kennon was charged Monday with one count of aggravated assault.

Judge Pro Tem Peggy Kittle set Kennon's bail at $4,000. He is to appear in court again at 9:30 a.m. today. If convicted, he could be sentenced to a maximum of 34 months in prison.

The shooting victim, a 32-year-old Weatherby, Mo., man, was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and then released.

Lawrence police spokesman Sgt. Paul Fellers said the shooting still is under investigation.


jafs 10 years, 6 months ago

Does this mean he can get out with $400? Generally, a defendant only has to come up with 10 % of the bail amount to be released.

Shouldn't this have been somewhat higher given the nature of the alleged crime?

daddax98 10 years, 6 months ago

I sometimes (hear) journalists and anti-gunners use the term "semi-automatic machine gun" and nearly fall off my chair.

Thats the booze not the rhetoric

BTW I agree with you an SKS is not an assault weapon

baby_girl 10 years, 6 months ago

Doesn't matter what was used. I wish Anthony was locked up and never let out after seeing the hell he has put people through. If only the cops would catch on that he's one of the biggest problems in Lawrence, especially when it comes to drugs. Getting caught driving back from Mississippi with pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car and letting his girlfriend take the fall for it and deal with the consequences is pathetic. He's the epitome of trash in Lawrence and needs to go.

staff04 10 years, 6 months ago

The term "assault weapon" was legally defined under the '94 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, Marion. Yes, the ban on those weapons has ended, but it doesn't change the fact that the phrase was at one point legally defined.

Sloppy journalism? Maybe. "Misidentif(ied)... simply for the publicity value?" Shiny side out.

Crossfire 10 years, 6 months ago

The SKS is the long version of the Saturday Night Special. No class Chinese junk. Still deadly as hell.

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 6 months ago

The fact that the Federal government used the term 'assault weapon' erroneously doesn't make their use of the word correct. They used the word for the same reason that journalists use the word, it sounds foreboding.

Getting shot by a semi-automatic hunting rifle is nowhere near as interesting for politicians or journalists as getting shot with an assault weapon.

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 6 months ago

And don't forget that there really was no ban. The Gun Control Act simply defined the number of US-made parts that had to be in the "assault" weapon for it to be legal and importers and manufacturers simply complied. The so-called assault weapons ban didn't ban anything. It was political garbage.

The dreaded assault weapons were readily sold all during the "ban".

The 2nd thing that the "ban" did was "ban" magazines with the capacity of more than 10 rounds. HOWEVER, if the magazines were manufactured before 1994, they could still be sold legally. Magazine manufacturers flooded the market and their warehouses with so many high capacity (more than 10 rounds) magazines that they were sold all during the 10-year "ban".

The assault weapons "ban" did nothing. Nothing at all. It was feel good legislation to make the anti-gunners look as if they had won something. They didn't.

Flap Doodle 10 years, 6 months ago

"No class Chinese junk." The SKS was made in a number of countries. From wiki: " In total, SKS rifles were manufactured by Russia, China, Yugoslavia, Albania, North Korea, Vietnam, and East Germany (Kar. S) with limited pilot production (Model 56) in Romania and Poland (Wz49.)"

kneejerkreaction 10 years, 6 months ago

Russian SKS with the Steyr lined barrels are quite collectible, as well. They're not junk at all.

Crossfire 10 years, 6 months ago

I doubt that there was a Russian SKS with the Steyr lined barrel floating around Allstar's early Sunday morning. Probably a fifty dollar bargain. Yugo's are collectible but still junk.

Brian Conrad 10 years, 6 months ago

lawrence police and citizens just do not get it. $400 to post 4000 will never get these fools attention. (THEY SPEND 400 IN THE BAR) lpd spends most man hours on dui and speed violations and still do not have other SHOOTER? most people around know this was local kid, get to work lpd. it is ALL about money! LPD brings in more money on the 3 drink yuppie than they will ever collect from these mullet head trailer trash gun totting idiots. GET TOUGH ON VIOLENT CRIME NOW!!! 100,000 BOND IF USE A GUN IN VIOLENT CRIME, PERIOD!!! BOND IS TO MAKE SURE THEY APPEAR IN COURT. Someone shoots a person in your family, should they be able to get out in few hours with 400 bucks???? this guy carried a concealed weapon with him... probably to go to target practice???? first time one of these drunken bar gun carriers shoots an officer.. or kid coming out of sonic catches stray bullett..... OOOOHHHHH MMMMYYYY then all resourses will flood the state, but if it is your friend , brother whatever 400 bucks

Brian Conrad 10 years, 6 months ago

so glad all you idiots are so concerned about weapon and no mention of the fact these fools are pulling guns. attitudes change if the one shot becomes someone close. AND it will if you keep turning blind eye

Flap Doodle 10 years, 6 months ago

coonrod, if factual accuracy isn't important to you, you may have a new career in being a news reporter.

igby 10 years, 6 months ago

I talked to a buddy who said that the SKS was in the trunk of Kennons friends car. I do not think that the police think that this was the gun in the shooting or the shooter. I was told that this was a seporate altercation that occured after the shooting and that it happen as they were tring to leave the bar. The shooter was described as a Black male in a hooded coat.

Oh, the SKS, was the only rifle that was found at WACO, back in 1993 after the Feds burned it down and killed 80 people. I just thought I would mention that their informant told them that they were in possession of illegal assualt rifles and were trying to purchase more of them. Having an SKS, is not illegal, its a 7 shot 7.62 39mm, same round as the AK-47, but only 7 shots and it meets U.S. hunting requirements thus the 7 round mag.. After learning of this back in 1993, I bought one for around $150.00. I understand now their selling for around $250-$300. A stamped metal cheaply made gun but very acurate at long ranges, supprisingly acurate. Really a good buy for the money.

Its sad to think of the Waco debockle was all over this hunting rifle. The feds rolled up and shot their dogs and then the shooting started. The SKS is not a weapon to be understimiated, it can be reloaded quickly with a stripper clip and if you get the hang of it its a very good weapon when pinned down under fire. Its recoil is soft and women can handle it with little discomfort.

esl03 10 years, 6 months ago

I just saw Anthony hours before this happening. He was a drunk mess talking about some textbook he had to pay for in high school. He has no common sense. He should be locked up and the key thrown away.

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