Two men were issued citations early Sunday following a pellet gun incident and fight that sent a 21-year-old KU student to the hospital with minor injuries.
According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl, the victim told police he was walking westbound across the 1300 block of Ohio at approximately midnight when he was struck above the ear with a projectile.
The victim then approached a group of men sitting on a nearby porch. When he saw an Airsoft pellet pistol in the men’s possession, he tried to grab it and was punched by one of the men. At that point, security staff from The Hawk, 1340 Ohio, broke up the fight and confiscated the pellet gun.
Police learned of the incident when Lawrence Memorial Hospital contacted authorities about 1:50 a.m.
The victim required stitches because of a punch to his face.
A 22-year-old man received a citation for battery and a 21-year-old KU student received citations for battery and shooting missiles.