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Police investigate early morning shooting

June 22, 2008, 5:44 a.m. Updated June 22, 2008, 10:09 a.m.

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Police arrested two people after a man was shot in this parking lot at 19th and Haskell.

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred about 1:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Cross Town Tavern, 1910 Haskell Ave.

A Lawrence Police officer reported hearing gunshots coming from the parking lot of the tavern around 1:20 a.m., Capt. Tarik Khatib said. The officer investigated and found George Alfred Briscoe, 21, Kansas City, Kan., in the parking lot. Briscoe was suffering from several gunshot wounds and was transferred to a Kansas City area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A suspect car was seen leaving the area. Mil-Spec security officers reported seeing the car pull into the Edgewood Homes apartment complex, 1600 Haskell Ave. Officers searched the area and took into custody Preston Gardenhire, 31, Topeka, and Erica Chamberlain, 35, Lawrence, Khatib said.

Gardenhire was booked into the Douglas County Jail on the charge of aggravated battery. Chamberlain was booked into the Douglas County Jail on the charge of aiding a felon.

Lawrence Police officers and detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Comments

compmd 6 years, 6 months ago

Today feels like an open carry kind of day to me.

greenvera 6 years, 6 months ago

i'm sorry, why do we need to carry guns again???guns guns guns.

scary_manilow 6 years, 6 months ago

Yow! I went to high school with Preston... let's just say this incident is unsurprising, to say the least.

eotw33 6 years, 6 months ago

Ya blame it on rap, I'm sure it has nothing to do with the porn shop, liquor store, bar, parole office, and payday loan place all in one shop

Amandak 6 years, 6 months ago

Lawrence is turning into one BIG GHETTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

greenworld 6 years, 6 months ago

Boy east side is starting to establish itself as hard/ghetto. East side til i die.

kessman 6 years, 6 months ago

I doubt these thugs had a legal carry license..u won't stop illegal carry so move on.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 6 years, 6 months ago

"As long as they're shooting each other, what's the big deal?"He shot him several times without one deadly wound. He can't aim. Meaning that he might miss altogether and kill an innocent bystander. Criminals are bad shots."Lawrence is turning into one big ghetto!"That was overstated.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

Police are investigating a shooting that occurred shortly about 1:20 a.m. in the parking lot of the Cross Town Tavern, 1910 Haskell Ave.---ooops. thanks for updating, but here's an editing error.***watchit! Doc1, somebody's gonna call you a racist for that remark!

Kent Fisher 6 years, 6 months ago

Perhaps we should take the attitude of so many others regarding the Sherron Collins incident, and say, "Let's wait until the investigation is complete before passing judgement." My point is that it's curious that nobody is standing up for the alleged perpetrator in this instance...most of the posters are willing to accept he's guilty. However, their point of view is drastically different when it involves our beloved athletes.

George_Braziller 6 years, 6 months ago

scary - There aren't many people who have "Preston" as a first name. Is his mom's name Patricia? If so I know him as well. ____scary_manilow (Anonymous) says: Yow! I went to high school with Preston: let's just say this incident is unsurprising, to say the least.

JimmyJoeBob 6 years, 6 months ago

And our city leaders will tell us that Lawrence is a safe community.

Bladerunner 6 years, 6 months ago

As long as our society prohibits harassment of drug dealers, and embraces the homeless and worthless......

Bladerunner 6 years, 6 months ago

you can still get great fish at 19th and Haskell....The only redeeming quality.

Sigmund 6 years, 6 months ago

(Ed. Since my original post was deleted I have edited the last word to have it conform with usage policy.)cool (Anonymous) says: "gee guns don't cause any problems do they ?"Not one of my guns have yet to cause a problem. It is just a few bad guns that give all the rest a bad name. Just in case I haven't mentioned it in a while, you are a Mormon.

doc1 6 years, 6 months ago

It may be politically incorrect, but sometimes stereotypes are based on reality.

eotw33 6 years, 6 months ago

By the way, I listen to rap but I don't do drugs or kill people so there goes that theory for all of you discreminators

greenworld 6 years, 6 months ago

They going to close down crosstown or is it to pre-mature because Steffes isnt running it. LOL

Sigmund 6 years, 6 months ago

I miss the good old days when all the early morning incidents and shootings were at the Last Call.

David Albertson 6 years, 6 months ago

God I love Eudora. The only shootings we have are during deer season!

hockmano 6 years, 6 months ago

Amandak (Anonymous) says: Lawrence is turning into one big ghetto!!!!!!!!!!!!!My sentiments exactly. Anyone who doesn't believe it, doesn't live in the real world.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

gee guns don't cause any problems do they ?--uncoolwow, d----d gun fired itself again! amazing. ghetto? no. it could be worse:shootings here in l'town are minuscule compared to Salinas California for example. on the order of one tenth.

Please_note 6 years, 6 months ago

You can't just blame a rap concert for the violence that occurred. There are plenty of completely intelligent, non-violent people who enjoy rap music and don't run around getting into deadly disputes. These people probably had some actual problem and were not simply motivated by the music. Come on now..I know people have already commented on this, but Lawrence turning into a ghetto is ridiculous! Yeah, Lawrence is getting bigger and with that surely will come more crime, but exactly how many events like this happen here yearly? A miniscule number? Besides, as happens in all towns, some parts are going to be 'worse' than others. Not all of Lawrence is turning into a massive 'ghetto'..As far as the low charge of 'aggravated battery', police often arrest someone with a lesser charge than they eventually pursue. It's just a way of getting the suspects contained quickly. I don't know about your friend though... that's pretty screwed up. I suppose he could have charged her with higher himself or taken her to court or something....A casino in Lawrence? Just the thought of that makes me ill. End of story.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

and, the victim's uncle, was brought in from new york to help solve the case. Lennie brisco said "no problem!" better headline:"gunshots, man injured." so, besides topeka, we can blame edgewood homes too, woohoo! nothing good happens in a bar parking lot at 1;30a.m. nothing.

WHY 6 years, 6 months ago

Good job milspec. Always having to help the cops out must get old.

Sigmund 6 years, 6 months ago

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doc1 6 years, 6 months ago

There was a rap concert of some sort there last night. They had a stage set up and the parking lot was full. Why am I not suprised that rap music was the attraction for violence.

FormerCentralKansan 6 years, 6 months ago

My favorite part about the CrossTown is that the KDOC Parole Office is right next door to it. Obviously, the State of Kansas understands how to best serve it's Lawrence clients by locating right next their favorite haunt. It is either to keep them from drinking or it just makes that monthly parole visit that much easier.

broddie 6 years, 6 months ago

"hawkperchedattheriverfront:" what is it with you and your fixation with this imaginary line running along Kasold, dividing the city between desirable and undesirable? There are many houses East of Kasold valued at close to 1 million dollars, not to mention the fact that all of the features (KU, downtown, Old West Lawrence) that make Lawrence an attraction are East of Kasold as well. When I'm on the road, I don't hear many people say "oh you're from Lawrence? How about those Golf Course Superintendents? "

compmd 6 years, 6 months ago

Sigmund,Its too bad that your invocation of one of Moliere's characters drew the ire of the editors earlier. :)

loveforthemusic 6 years, 6 months ago

Even though you folks may not believe it but this incident happened after the rap show when everyone was inside dancing. This act of cowardness is uncalled for, back in my day men fought with their fists, if you got whooped you took it like a man. This hiphop show is not to be blamed, the night went very well because it was a home grown atmosphere put on by the locals and had a majority of the local hip hoppers in attendance hanging out and having a good time, even if they had problems with each other. Men need to be men and stop this shooting crap, this is why none of the local venues will let us have these shows. I applaud the people who promoted this show and I applaud those who are out there trying to support our local hip hoppers. Keep the peace and leave the piece at home.

George_Braziller 6 years, 6 months ago

It's interesting that the imaginary line marking the "bad side of town" keeps moving further west. Twenty-five plus years ago it was east of Mass, 15 years ago it was east of Iowa, eventually the "bad part" will be east of Wakarusa (Dragstrip Road). You couldn't pay me enough money to live west of Iowa or southwest of 23rd and Ousdahl.________broddie (Anonymous) says: "hawkperchedattheriverfront:" what is it with you and your fixation with this imaginary line running along Kasold, dividing the city between desirable and undesirable?There are many houses East of Kasold valued at close to 1 million dollars, not to mention the fact that all of the features (KU, downtown, Old West Lawrence) that make Lawrence an attraction are East of Kasold as well.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

He shot him several times without one deadly wound. He can't aim. Meaning that he might miss altogether and kill an innocent bystander. Criminals are badshots.---oldya couple years ago, in Salinas Ca, there was a shootout. over forty rounds were fired. two people in volved. one did get injured: his left heel was grazed! this is better shooting than that! I do think its funny how all the promoters and defenders of this music come out on these threads saying, for them, big words. yet, you never see anything more than a fisticuf at the yacht club. or, where's the shoot-em-up at the countryclub? where's the embroilio at Alvamar? Coyotes, louise's (both), no shooting gallery. hmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Amandak 6 years, 6 months ago

I'll say it again. Wake up! You can't compare the degree of violence here in Lawrence Kansas to any town in California. The demographics are entirely different. Compared to other cities its size in KANSAS--this is getting to be bullcrap!!Like I've said before--one homicide in this town per year is far too many (per every 10 for that matter), but we had a double two weeks ago, adding to what has become a bi-annual event in this city. We have a great police department--these crimes seem to always get solved. However, we need more officers. That way, our police can become proactive and hopefully prevent these tragic events in the first place. We need more police in this town and fewer anarchists!!!

Lance Cheney 6 years, 6 months ago

To the people who get offended when the correlation between rap concerts and violence is made: Sure, there's plenty of people who listen to rap and are non-violent. But on the whole, there's more violent incidents in connection with rap concerts as opposed to other concerts. Take, for example, country concerts. There rarely might be an occasional fist-fight at a country concert (which doesn't happen very often), but it doesn't continue on later in the parking lot with a shootout. Or better yet, when was the last time you saw a shooting or a stabbing outside of a Ravi Shankar show?

beatrice 6 years, 6 months ago

"typical elitist ephete leftist"Bearded, glad to see you up to your typical name-calling tactics. Just stating your point isn't enough, you have to try to insult as well. You act out of desperation, because you and your neocons had your shot and blew it. Bigtime. And in the coming election your faction of the Republican party will be crushed. So all you have left is your weak attempts to insult people like a schoolboy. "Effete"? Really? How very Ann Coulter of you. Like your heroine Coulter, your views are distorted, your hatred of people not just like you is demonstrated by your constant name-callng, and you have proven yourself again and again to be anything but rational. Rational people don't have to rely on name-calling. I guess reading this will probably make you bitter. And remember, guns don't kill people -- certain types of music kills people.

Lance Cheney 6 years, 6 months ago

I guess bearded gnome already said what I just said.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

OMG, multi, that was funny! Bea just displayed her actual ignorance of lawrence! I do know she lives over a thousand miles away, and apparently has no ties to lawrence except for posting liberal drivvel on comment threads and having a jihad against me. she goes wacko about s&L's etc. lol. that was a classic post here for the history books. we need a blog of "posts to remember!" We need more police in this town and fewer anarchists!!!anarchists...did they shoot this guy? did they interfere with the police? I don't argue with their freedom to have their [wacko] political beliefs and I do object to some of their [wacko] collective actions and protests. but it is funny, anarchists get organized here in lawrence...isn't that an oxymoron? don't get the anarchist connection in this story!and as to lawrence becoming ghetto, ya'know lawrence is still pretty darned nice compared to most of the country! yes, hit the alarm bells, an awarding ljworld comment board user just proclaimed the good things about lawrence! should read "award winning*."

beatrice 6 years, 6 months ago

bearded, I spent many years in Lawrence, I have a great admiration for Kansas and many Kansans, and I started posting comments, including those against the distorted views of social conservatives like yourself, when I still lived there. I just kept it up after I moved because the new local paper has hundreds of comments on most stories ... too many to keep track. But you did get me on the Yacht Club. Very funny, indeed.

d2008 6 years, 6 months ago

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nsj02 6 years, 6 months ago

bearded_gnome, love the Brisco comment. Lawrence wants to be Topeka when it grows up!

littleone 6 years, 6 months ago

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1wetwilly 6 years, 6 months ago

If there is going to be shooting then the Cross Town Tavern is a good place for it as long as they keep it confined to there and shoot as often as possible.

beatrice 6 years, 6 months ago

"As long as they're shooting each other, what's the big deal?""And the idiot would have done so with a knife or other weapon if the idiot didn't have a gun."The problem with these arguments is that bullets don't stop when they miss their intended target. I've never once heard of an innocent person at home a block away from the incident being stabbed by an errant knife. The availability of guns for those who wish to commit crimes is a problem, obviously. "yet, you never see anything more than a fisticuf at the yacht club."Well, that brings up an excellent idea. Yacht clubs are the answer. Make yacht clubs available for all youths. That way, instead of just destroying one life at a time, they can learn to committ crimes that destroy thousands of lives, even millions of lives at a time. Teach the young to become like the next member of the "Keating Five." Brilliant.But lets not look at the availability of the guns to criminals. Oh no. Can't do that.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

thanks NS. it just cried out to be said! But you did get me on the Yacht Club. Very funny, indeed.--bea,it was funny. "distorted," represents the typical elitist ephete leftist perspective. in fact, my comments reflect traditional american values in general. calling them "distorted," reminds me of what happened in posting history. several years ago, i started posting on here (I've never been disappeareded and come back under another screen name. then, I was quickly shocked by how far left fringies were characterizing people like me on these threads. so, I confronted them. Holygrailail, for example, is long gone. and other far left fringies have been disappeared and come back slithering in on another id(s). now, however, there are several who represent the conservative perspective, and I don't feel so beliegered. frequently, conservative posts outnumber the fringies'. one a few recent articles, they've been ten to one. so, "distorted" is a useful teaching opportunity. please note how similar this is to obama's comments to elitists in san francisco, saying that we here in mid america cling to our faith and our guns out of bitterness! "bitter" further implies that somehow my perspective is unacceptable, or just inappropriate. this leads to another thread of the elitist ephete far left fringies: they want to silent those whom they oppose. they say they're all for free speech, but they are hypocrites. yes, "distorted" shows all this.
wow, I'm in typo land today! should read: effete; on instead of "one," and silence instead of "silent." to err is human. hope I've got all my typos out for the day then!

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

gnome once said:I do think its funny how all the promoters and defenders of this music come out on these threads saying, for them, big words. yet, you never see anythingmore than a fisticuf at the yacht club.or, where's the shoot-em-up at the countryclub? where's the embroilio at Alvamar? Coyotes, louise's (both), no shooting gallery. hmmmmmmmmmmmm!***and poor bea with her liberal prejudice thought I was talking about "yachting clubs! lmao.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

lcjayhawk(Anonymous)says:I guess bearded gnome already said what I just said.---well, lcjayhawk, gmta! thanks for seconding my statement, at the same time!

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