Archive for Tuesday, August 3, 2010

28-year-old man arrested in connection with shootings at Exchange apartment complex

A 28-year-old Lawrence man has been arrested on six counts of second-degree attempted murder.

August 3, 2010


Lawrence police have arrested a 28-year-old Lawrence man in connection with a Sunday morning shooting at a south Lawrence apartment complex that injured eight people.

Capt. Tarik Khatib said officers served a search warrant at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in a residence in the Gaslight Village mobile home park, 1900 W. 31st St.

He said the suspect was at the residence they searched and arrested without incident.

The suspect was booked into the Douglas County Jail on six counts of attempted second-degree murder. Khatib said after further investigation officers determined six people were either wounded by bullets or were in the flight path of a bullet.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said his office hopes to make a decision about filing official charges Wednesday. The Journal-World generally does not name suspects unless they are officially charged.

Investigators during the search have recovered a handgun they believed was used. The gun will be tested further for evidence, Khatib said.

Police said preliminary reports indicated an unidentified man standing outside an apartment at The Exchange, a complex at 3100 Ousdahl Road, fired a handgun into the apartment, striking several people. The shooting occurred about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

Officers said the incident stemmed from a verbal altercation earlier in the evening at the residence. Witnesses have said there was a party in the apartment that night.

Police identified eight people who had either a gunshot wound or wounds associated with flying debris. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, and officers said all victims are expected to make a full recovery.

Police said the suspect was seen leaving the area with a group of people in an unidentified car. Khatib said no one else was in custody Tuesday night, but he said the investigation was continuing.

Khatib said detectives and officers followed several leads since Sunday morning, interviewing victims and dozens of witnesses and traveling to several jurisdictions to recover evidence.


mdrndgtl 5 years ago

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Jimbecile 5 years ago

I hope local prosecutors make an example of this guy. Lawrence is a town that people want to come to, and to live. This problem belongs in plenty of surrounding cities. Even the thug mentality needs to be wiped from the city. Guy shows up at a party. Guy isn't welcome at party. Only rational thing to do is shoot the place up and teach those meanies a lesson.

Step in, and stand up for your city. Make sure this case sends a strong message.

bking3o3 5 years ago

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SirReal 5 years ago

oh yah, I am sure what they said to him warranted attempted murder on the whole party, I think you might be a genius bking...!

coloradoan 5 years ago

Yeah, like maybe he didn't "medal" in the grade school field and track, even though he was in fifteenth place.

skinny 5 years ago

Names? Guess am I going to have to go get a Topeka Capital or Kansas City Star again to see what's going on in this town?

sherbert 5 years ago

you don't shoot up a party just because you were provoked. he could have killed several people, he needs to get the most severe punishment.

jaywalker 5 years ago

If found to be the guy.....LIFE!! And not a freakin' day less.

bearded_gnome 5 years ago

Capt. Tarik Khatib said officers served a search warrant at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in a residence in the Gaslight Village mobile home park, 1900 W. 31st St.

---shop local. eat local. ... shoot local.

does Bat Masterson qualify as a locovore?

heck, look at how "green friendly" his lifestyle is. he might not have spent one ounce of fossil fuel to get to the shooting. he may have used his bike it was so close. "it's hard out there for a pimp" to keep his carbon footprint down.

six counts of attempted Second Degree murder. good start. now make sure he faces some real justice instead of what so often happens here.

while you're at it lpd/da, let's amend some more charges. little thuggie should go away for a very long time. none of the sentences should be concurrent.
he don't like people dissin' his butt? hahaha. now go to jail and see how dat works.

HaRDNoK9 5 years ago

Next time someone shoots up your apartment injuring 8 of your friends, save the taxpayer the trouble and RETURN FIRE! No investigation, no trial, no mistaken identity. Just a dead criminal with a half empty clip. One shot- on the money. Doesn't anyone believe in self-defense anymore?

Uhjh 5 years ago

What happen to Junction City people doing this??

bearded_gnome 5 years ago

sure BKing303, blame the victims. or, is Bat Masterson your pal and we just don't know him like you do?
he's a really good guy and just made a mistake so we all are so bad for hatin' on him like this.
is that it?

well, I said it all for you. now, please go drive another rusty nail into your head, preferably right in the frontal lobe.

Skinny, try the booking summary at dgco sherrif's.

coloradoan 5 years ago


Are you really that clueless? The fact that you feel "dissed" does not give the right to just fire a handgun at multiple targets inside an apartment!! There are better means of dispute resolution, You are not the most important person in the workd.

LadyJ 5 years ago

Figured that one would be gone, kept a copy though.

LadyJ 5 years ago

Name not on booking recap though

LadyJ 5 years ago

Your comment was removed because you used an obscenity, even if it was misspelled. No conspiracy here.

bking3o3 5 years ago

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bigdave 5 years ago

six counts of attempted Second Degree murder. That should be 30 days in jail in Lawrence!!!!

Randall Barnes 5 years ago

saw the swat team and several other leo cars pull in to the trailer park while i was leaving home depot. re check the booking recap he is listed now.

independant1 5 years ago

that ruckus in the trailor park woke me up from my midafternoon siesta.

So, they may not have the shooter?

Kelly Johnson 5 years ago

These comments are better than gang signs - they don't make any sense to me at all. jhawksux and bking3o3, what are you trying to say with your secret-code comments?

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

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Steve Jacob 5 years ago

I promise you, the "second-degree murder" will be dropped for something less. Remember when the guy shot up the sidewalk at Brother's?

Randall Barnes 5 years ago

any of you with facebook search his name and has a pic .

Kontum1972 5 years ago

mb he was upset because of the SFBB buyout....

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

Is the Department of (no) Justice looking into the oppression of this person of color?

Ricky_Vaughn 5 years ago

Throw the book at this turd! Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

Somebody is all cranky and needs a nap.

mdrndgtl 5 years ago

You can't call the people who live in the trailer park gypsies? Can you call the mods Nazis?

Thinking_Out_Loud 5 years ago

Given the racial overtones of that word, I can see why that would be unallowable. The Romanii are a proud and ancient race.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 5 years ago

When I had cable and free time on my hands, one of my favorite shows was "First 48". It was interesting to see how these supposedly hardcore killers would (on camera) say "I want my momma" when they finally understood that they were going to go to jail for a long time. Guys like this (and all his gang posse) are NOT men. A man has self control. A man has better things to do with his time than shoot up apartment buildings late at night. Sadly, so many kids would read what I just wrote and simply "not get" what I'm saying.

Deb Engstrom 5 years ago

Lawrence does have gang problems as much as locals want to deny it and I believe that this is an example. Most of the people here are wannabes compared to those in the cities, but still capable of doing harm. It doesn't matter whether or not we think these people are "men", they still have guns and are willing to use them. Thankfully no-one was seriously hurt.

Randall Barnes 5 years ago

ljw can you see if you can get a patient update a rumor is going around that one of the victims is paralyzed ? if true that is verry sad.

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