Archive for Saturday, January 10, 2009

Three in custody following K-10 shooting

January 10, 2009, 11:40 p.m. Updated January 11, 2009, 3:46 p.m.


Three people were taken into custody early Saturday morning following a shooting incident on eastbound Kansas Highway 10, near Eudora.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Steve Lewis said two men and a woman were arrested near mile marker 7 about 2:30 Saturday morning after a motorist reported someone firing shots at his vehicle.

Police officers from Eudora intercepted the suspects' vehicle and arrested 21-year-old Christopher Lee Forbush Willis of Olathe, 23-year-old Terrell Donnell Griffin of Gardner and 23-year-old Lindsey Leigh Abram of Gardner.

The suspects were booked into the Douglas County Jail Saturday morning on charges of aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm. Griffin was also charged with obstruction of legal procedure, a felony, and felony criminal possession of a firearm.

All three were also charged with aggravated robbery stemming from an incident in Lawrence.

Lewis said the victim, who was the lone occupant of his car, was not injured. He said it appeared to be a random event.

“I don’t think it was a case of someone knowing someone and running them down,” Lewis said. He said he did not think the victim knew the suspects.

Lewis did not know why the shooting occurred, but said the suspects might have been going to the Kansas City area from Lawrence. He couldn't confirm how many shots were fired, but said that several weapons were retrieved from the suspect vehicle.

Lawrence police Sgt. Ted Bordman said two men matching the description of the male suspects accosted two men on the 1500 block of West Ninth Street about 1:20 Saturday morning. The suspects threatened the men with handguns, and took a wallet.

Lewis said the suspects could be formally charged in court on Monday.


compmd 9 years, 2 months ago

Sunday will be an open carry day for me. I'm feeling old school, I'll go with the 1903.

Mike Blur 9 years, 2 months ago

Jeez Pywacket, cool down with your menopausal hot flashes. You posted six minutes after the story went up. There's thugs everywhere--they've even made it to suburban KCK.

Sharon Aikins 9 years, 2 months ago

Guess they have added more to the aritcle because none of them are from Topeka. Scary that they just decided to take a shot at a car traveling down the road. Do have to wonder though, compmd, in this situation where you were not hurt, would you have gone back for a shootout or driven like h**l to get away from them? Glad the guy was not injured.

Chris Ogle 9 years, 2 months ago

Topekens I am telling you. Don't be fooled. Losing the zebra coat means nothing.

loki8025 9 years, 2 months ago

How about some names LJW? I think there should be names.

Jonathan Kealing 9 years, 2 months ago

loki-It's our policy typically not to name those who have been arrested until they have been charged. That usually happens on Monday.Jonathan KealingOnline editor

somebodynew 9 years, 2 months ago

loki- while jkealing is correct that is their policy and has been for a long time, the information is easily obtainable on the Dg. Co. Sheriff Office website. The "booking recap" is public information and while the LJW has (correctly in my opinion) normally not printed the info till after charges are filed, it is available to the public.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 2 months ago

If they had been riding on Amtrak, none of this would have happened.

bearded_gnome 9 years, 2 months ago

what's with this: this guy's got spare names for two other peoplearrested 21-year-old Christopher Lee Forbush Willis of Olathe,frat boy playing big?

mw25 9 years, 2 months ago

I would like to know how these guys are not getting charged with attempted murder. They probably thought that they could get away with anything after they got away with the robbery on campus earlier that night. I just think that these guys should be in jail for a very long time.

Chris Ogle 9 years, 2 months ago

Benny, take your chill pill. You will feel better before you know it.

mw25 9 years, 2 months ago

i know that it was 2 black guys and a white girl driving them

HonestAbram 9 years, 2 months ago

They're not from Topeka, they're from St. Louis, MO.As far as the not being charged with attempted murder, I don't know, they are getting criminal use and discharge of a firearm.

rcr 9 years ago

"just leave it alone please everything with this whole story i'm sure someone is gettin shot now"

Wow, making death threats on the LJW website. Something tells me that's not legal. Maybe the LJW should report this to the LPD.

kmat 9 years ago

My thoughts exactly, rcr. Hey Keeling - you going to allow people involved in the case to make threats on here?

ilovechris 8 years, 12 months ago

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