A local crime-fighting organization has announced a reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect wanted for an alleged attempted murder.
Lawrence police are trying to track down James “Jimmy” McAdams, 19, of Lawrence.
Police said he fired shots at a 20-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man just before 2 a.m. June 19, after a robbery attempt near 24th Street and Murphy Drive, southeast of 23rd and Iowa streets. No injuries were reported.
A warrant has been issued for McAdams’ arrest for attempted second-degree murder and criminal possession of a firearm.
“McAdams may be in the Lawrence/Douglas County area and should be considered armed and dangerous,” said Sgt. Troy Squire, Lawrence police detective, in an e-mail.
The suspect is described as white, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last known to be driving a dark green Mitsubishi Galant with a 30-day temporary tag.
Information about his whereabouts should be reported to Douglas County Crime Stoppers, at 843-TIPS, where callers can remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $500 for information leading to McAdams’ arrest.
McAdams was arrested on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder in February in the 500 block of Fireside Drive, northeast of Sixth Street and Kasold Drive. Prosecutors charged him with criminal discharge of a firearm in the case, but court records said the charge was dismissed on April 28.