Archive for Saturday, December 20, 2008

Shots fired outside Cross Town Tavern; police looking for suspect

Two rounds strike car; no one injured

Police are looking for a suspect who shot at a car outside an east Lawrence bar early Saturday morning.

December 20, 2008, 1:48 a.m. Updated December 20, 2008, 5:05 a.m.

Police investigating shots fired outside Cross Town Tavern

Lawrence police officers responded to shots fired outside of Cross Town Tavern, 1910 Haskell Ave. Two rounds struck the passenger-side rear window and passenger-side door of a Chevrolet HHR. There were four men in the vehicle, none of whom were injured. Enlarge video

Police are looking for a suspect who shot at a car outside of Cross Town Tavern early Saturday morning.

Officers recovered nine shell casings outside of the tavern, located at 1910 Haskell Ave. Sgt. Ted Bordman of the Lawrence Police Department said that two rounds struck the passenger-side rear window and passenger-side door of a Chevrolet HHR. There were four men in the vehicle, none of whom were injured.

Bordman said that officers are looking for more information regarding the suspect's description. The men in the Chevrolet couldn't provide any suspect information and didn't know why the suspect shot at the car. Few witnesses were available at Cross Town Tavern when police arrived.

"Most of the people had left by the time we got there," he said.

One witness at the tavern described the shooter as a 6-foot skinny black man wearing an all-fur zebra-striped jacket. The witness said that the suspect drove away in a black sport utility vehicle with brown running boards.

Emergency dispatchers received the call at 1:26 a.m. when bar patrons and employees reported hearing about 10 shots fired from outside the bar.

Tavern employees declined to comment about the incident on Saturday.

Anybody with information is asked to call Lawrence police at (785) 830-7430 or Douglas County dispatchers at (785) 832-7509. Callers who wish to remain anonymous are asked to call Crime Stoppers, (785) 843-TIPS.

Comments

XEPCT 6 years, 3 months ago

People who do stupid [censored] like this shouldn't be sentenced to serve time in jail; they should be sentenced to Mogadishu. They'd be terrified of guns in one week.

Robert Rauktis 6 years, 3 months ago

"6-foot skinny black man wearing an all-fur zebra-striped jacket."He wasn't afraid to show his colors. One of the johns must've short changed him. Seriously, how does he know which end of the gun to point at them?

John Hamm 6 years, 3 months ago

Let me see. If I remember correctly getting rid of Dennis Steffes place downtown was supposed to clear all of this stuff up.Something seems to have not occurred as predicted - as usual!

Sheila Couchman 6 years, 3 months ago

Well, well, well....I wonder why anyone is surprised at the gunshots at CrossTown! We live near there and there is always alot of action in that parking lot at night. They used to do drugs in the back room of the place, but my "source" says they don't anymore. The owner CRACKED down on them...yeah, right.

muddfoot55 6 years, 3 months ago

No big surprize! Just like the drug houses. They just move from one neighborhood to another.But it's out of downtown and that's all the city fathers and downtown yuppies are interested in. All the "action" has moved to an average neighborhood...they have succeeded in making it someone else's problem.

Chris Ogle 6 years, 3 months ago

" The men in the Chevrolet couldn't provide any suspect information and didn't know why the suspect shot at the car. Few witnesses were available at Cross Town Tavern when police arrived."+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Ya think dope had anything to do with this??

rcr 6 years, 3 months ago

"Ya think dope had anything to do with this??"Sounds to me like several "dopes" had something to do with this. :)Think that black SUV had Shawnee County tags?

Chris Ogle 6 years, 3 months ago

"Think that black SUV had Shawnee County tags?"_____I bet those Topekens were after the Zebra coat.... now it all makes sense.

kewlb 6 years, 3 months ago

well that is where all the wanna be gangsters hang out, and thats all they know how to do is pull out guns, they are to scared to handle it any other way..

Sharon Aikins 6 years, 3 months ago

Hey, after just reading about the sentencing of the 17-year-old, I'm surprised to read another article involving guns and drugs!

gccs14r 6 years, 3 months ago

They should rename it the Crossfire Tavern.

tdiddy 6 years, 3 months ago

I wonder if this is the Jeep cherokee that was causing problems in Checker's parking lot earlier(2pm)?? Maybe we should be posting helpful information so we can get this type of trash out of Lawrence,

indythinker 6 years, 3 months ago

Did anyone also think to call the Fashion Police on the guy for the "all-fur zebra-striped jacket"??That should be mandatory jail time by itself...

JoRight 6 years, 3 months ago

That strip mall is the pinnacle humanity. You have Job Start, a parole office, Crosstown, miracle video, liquor store & a gas station. It now only needs the Isle of Capri & some sort of prostitution ring.

jaywalker 6 years, 3 months ago

Ask bozo. This was obviously BushCo's fault.

greenworld 6 years, 3 months ago

wow looking for a 6-foot skinny black man. Lets see that narrowns it down quite a bit...lol

Judgesmails 6 years, 3 months ago

One witness at the tavern described the shooter as a 6-foot skinny black man wearing an all-fur zebra-striped jacket.__That sounds about right..........

OldEnuf2BYurDad 6 years, 3 months ago

Wow... just the attire is a news story. I'd read that all by itself, without the gunfire incident.Are they sure this was a man? With Miracle Video's "special selection section", I wonder if this has something to do with prostitution. I mean... that coat sounds FAAAABULOUS.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 6 years, 3 months ago

What will get him caught is his coat. How many of those can there be on men in Kansas?6 News: "If you know a man who owns a zebra fur coat, call police. And then call the producers of 'What not to wear'."

Quigly 6 years, 3 months ago

I would blame Topeka but that ship sailed months ago

Quigly 6 years, 3 months ago

ZEBRA PRINT? Who forgot to pay the pimp?

bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

let's see, ... 9 shots, not a soul hit. here's my theory of the crime:the tall dude in the zebrastripe coat is actually a radical environmentalist [greenie wheenie], and he became enraged seeing the HHR, so he didn't aim at the people, being a vegan. oh, and he wears the zebraprint coat as a dreadful fashion statement against wearing fur. just can't imagine that with 9shots he didn't wing anybody, unless he was trying not to. ***this vote is for "crossfire tavern! lmaoand even the flies are low life flies at that strip mall. and, the other thing it needs is an "adult bookstore" in there.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

Multidisciplinary(Anonymous) says…Chasin' a cow 'n' gunshots outside the saloon?Hell MIster, this ain't no big city, it's the Wild Wild West !yeah, where's Matt Dillan when you need 'im. of course Kitty as dancehall girl is equipped to be the town social worker, too. I think I'd prefer to get this town cleaned up by:Friday [jack webb]or, a texas ranger. shoot first, ask questions later. don't need no festus gummin' up the works.

Christine Anderson 6 years, 3 months ago

Pitiful, pitiful, pitiful! Don't the person(s) involved in this have anything better to do? And please, let's charge the individual for wearing such an atrocious atricle of clothing!Hey- I think it was B.O.!!! (Intended as a joke.)

bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

Hey- I think it was B.O.!!! (Intended as a joke.)Barack Obama? could be, his aim is pretty stilted to the left. doubt he owns a zebraprint coat though, maybe he rented it for the occasion?

Steffie Sissoko 6 years, 3 months ago

lol@gcc14r...You are absolutely correct. The problem has always been there even when Steffes was in business downtown. Now it is more noticable. Close the place down!!

standuporget 6 years, 3 months ago

Multidisciplinary says…Chasin' a cow 'n' gunshots outside the saloon?Hell MIster, this ain't no big city, it's the Wild Wild West !Multidisciplinary , you ought to be required to post at least once on every article

maxcrabb 6 years, 3 months ago

standuporget: You obviously don't read every article...(Just kidding multi!)

leadstone 6 years, 3 months ago

Ariadne- I'll buy that for a dollar. What are the Prime Objectives????????S. E. R .V. E . T. H. E . P. U. B. L. I .C. T. R .U. S. T.P. R. O. T .E .C .T . T. H. E . I. N. N. O .C .E. N. T.U. P. H. O. L. D. T. H. E . L. A. W.I'd like to add another- Kepp your gang-bangin, uneducated, sorry no shooting a$$ outa our town.Now it's like the WildWildWest w/o concern for preserving resources like true-firing ammo.....Oh yeah and life also.

Staci Dark Simpson 6 years, 3 months ago

my brother in law owns a business in that strip mall and says there is a skinny crack whore who is working the mall already.

Doug Fisher 6 years, 3 months ago

Lawrence is still safer than the riots of 1970. The National Guard was in place and people were not allowed to go out at night for fear of being shot by snipers and fire bombers. I'm sure some of you were old enough to remember those events.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 3 months ago

my brother in law owns a business in that strip mall and says there is a skinny crack whore who is working the mall already.---all right! hot and cold running water, indoor privvies, and now its got its own crack whore. well, its just about all right then.

buckethead 6 years, 3 months ago

6 ft black man wearing an all fur zebra jacket...the article mentioned nothing about the boom box he carried at his ear and the goldfish swimming in his shoes!... great now i cant get the Carwash song outta my head

Chris Ogle 6 years, 3 months ago

"my brother in law owns a business in that strip mall and says there is a skinny crack whore who is working the mall already."++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Wonder if a FAT crack head even exists?

doc1 6 years, 3 months ago

gccs14r Good one. I thought about the Crosstown Gun and Knife Club too.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 6 years, 3 months ago

"Lawrence is still safer than the riots of 1970."That was race-related social unrest. This is just idiocy.

BigPrune 6 years, 3 months ago

Someone needs to call PETA! Obviously this guy dressed for the setting. An all-fur zebra-striped jacket goes well with a strip mall painted Baloney Satin.

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