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Topeka man charged in connection with Sunday morning shooting

A Topeka man faces aggravated battery charges in connection with a weekend shooting outside a Lawrence bar.

June 23, 2008

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

A Topeka man arrested in connection with a weekend shooting outside a Lawrence bar was charged Monday with one count of aggravated battery.

The charge against Preston Gardenhire, 31, stems from a shooting early Sunday morning in the parking lot of the Cross Town Tavern, 1910 Haskell Ave.

Officers heard shots ring out just before 1:30 a.m. at a large party involving hundreds of people in the bar's parking lot.

Police found the victim, a 21-year-old Kansas City, Kan., resident, suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was taken to a Kansas City-area hospital.

A Douglas County District judge set Gardenhire's bond at $20,000, saying Gardenhire had no previous criminal record.

He was ordered to appear back in court next Monday, when a date for a preliminary hearing will be set.

A 35-year-old Lawrence woman accused of driving a car that fled the scene of the shooting was arrested on charges of aiding a felon. She posted bond and was released from the Douglas County Jail. She's scheduled to appear in court July 7.

Comments

KURocks 7 years, 2 months ago

babygirl, please don't speak anymore, your embarrassing the people form Topeka.

Munsoned 7 years, 2 months ago

Ooooohhhhh...........it better be a really "good reason"!!!

bigdave 7 years, 2 months ago

No, Topeka man shoots Kansas City man in Lawrence, that goes without saying!!

manplanner 7 years, 2 months ago

Ha ha!! You think all the pot in Lawrence comes from other places??!!! Lawrence needs to take the blame for most of this stuff. Because if you build it...they will come...

bearded_gnome 7 years, 2 months ago

well said JimmyJoeBob! *No, Topeka man shoots Kansas City man in Lawrence, that goes without saying!!and, he has a skanky girlfriend drive the getaway car straight to edgewood where they'd look first! should charge her with being first degree skank.

50YearResident 7 years, 2 months ago

Baby says: "I know Ericka and Preston and they are both good people. It don't matter where you are from. Preston must of had a reason to do it."Definition: It is OK if you have a reason.............

fu7il3 7 years, 2 months ago

There is always a good reason to shoot someone several times outside of a bar...I don't see how anyone could think differently. A gun, a bar, several shots. But yeah, I'm sure he's a great guy.

jayhawkerincali 7 years, 2 months ago

Love the use of proper English. So we know the shooter is hanging around with educated, well-to-do people. Good. Well, let me speak on your level then...it don't matter what the reason may have been, shooting people is never really the best option. Besides last time I checked, after you shoot people, your "good person" badge kind of goes out the window. STAY IN SCHOOL KIDS.

JimmyJoeBob 7 years, 2 months ago

Baby I don't care how good a person he is, there is no good reason to start shooting indiscriminantly in a crowded area. Your comments are irresponsible and totally wrong.

igby 7 years, 2 months ago

DonQ: Douglas County hemp growers association! Lol.Didn't work for Haedrian with the Scotts' nor did it work for the Chinese with the Mongols. So, why does anyone think that walls or fences keep anything out but livestock and dogs. Has anyone every seen a cat fence? lol.

Baby_girlshi2000 7 years, 2 months ago

I know Ericka and Preston and they are both good people. It don't matter where you are from. Preston must of had a reason to do it.

sweettrue2 7 years, 2 months ago

so let's see...would it make you happy to build a barrier around Lawrence and IF you're from Topeka or KC you can't get in. Seriously people, get a grip.

georgeofwesternkansas 7 years, 2 months ago

"Baby_girlshi2000 (Anonymous) says: I know Ericka and Preston and they are both good people. It don't matter where you are from. Preston must of had a reason to do it."Good reason?? Name one.

doc1 7 years, 2 months ago

Ok breaking news. Some of the rumors from the BP employees there said the man was shot in the man junk. Poor guy, I couldn't wish that on anyone.

TopJayhawk 7 years, 2 months ago

I guess you just gotta take the good with the bad. I know Topeka has a lot of bad elements, I think our gangsters meet KC gangeters there, that's pretty obvious. But serioulsy, if you build the wall, who will fuel your economy? Topeka and KC are the only thing that keeps Lawrence afloat financially.

bearded_gnome 7 years, 2 months ago

manager?doc1:Ok breaking news. Some of the rumors from the BP employees there said the man was shot in the man junk. Poor guy, I couldn't wish that on anyone.well, one always has to be careful about statements from 'nearby' witnesses to events like this. maybe the BP employees just wish he'd been shot in the family jewels. obviously, babygirl has values like lawrence-skank, topeka shooter. dirtbags

Munsoned 7 years, 2 months ago

What happens to the money stuffed into the pants of the fatty-bo-batties on wet tee-shirt night at Coyotes? Oh, yeah, gas money for their economical 1984 pickup trucks and *itchin Camaros. Thorw me the devil horns.....

bearded_gnome 7 years, 2 months ago

yeah it is funny how on these threads somebody always shows up to say what a nice guy the shooter is, what a devoted family, what a great friend. and, the murder by drunken driving, the shooting with the gun, the beating somebody to death, that was "just a mistake." will excuse everything! ***KURocks(Anonymous)says:babygirl, please don't speak anymore, your embarrassing the people form Topeka.---priceless.

leadstone 7 years, 2 months ago

KUROCKS- Leave babygirl alone because you give the rest of us KU students a bad name with your poor spelling

HootyWho 7 years, 2 months ago

Looks like Last Call wasn't the only bar to avoid, The Knife and Gun Club a.k.a. Cross Town Tavern, will be the next casualty, but i don't hang out at bars, so it really doesn't make a bit of difference to me. But i am wondering why Topeka and KC folks just don't stay home and shoot their own

yougottaknow 7 years, 2 months ago

From many past years of observation, she was once a nice person to be around then her ex-con child's father came back into her life. He conned her into joining him in his drug and crime filled lifestyle. She did and it has brought her to this event. Would a nice person choose to give her own child up to become a rising drug star? Bad enough...guess not, would a nice person help her (drug star) manager to break into and steal from her own family? Again, do nice people agree with allowing their manager to steal a large sum of money from the young child of her relative? Do nice people borrow 2K wanted to get her manager out of jail from the same relative and after helping plot that break in decide not to pay it back? Yes, please continue telling the people of Lawrence what a nice person she is and then please let us know how do mean people act? Those who know her either agree with how nice she is because they agree with the lifestyle she now lives or do not agree because they know firsthand what kind of person she has become. I feel she is someone not worth the time/effort because she is getting exactly what she asked for when she chose that little step up in life (complete sarcasm) she now lives. It is really too bad because she was once a person you could look up to.jayhawkerincali, you rock :)

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