Archive for Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fairway man arrested after report of gunshots on 23rd Street

Police stopped this SUV in the Checkers parking lot shortly after midnight Sunday morning.

August 22, 2010, 5:08 a.m. Updated August 22, 2010, 12:13 p.m.

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Shots fired call leads to one arrest

A Fairway man was arrested after shooting at a vehicle inhabited by a runaway relative. Enlarge video

A 37-year-old Fairway man was arrested early Sunday morning on two counts of aggravated assault after shots were fired from his car at another car.

According to Lawrence Police Sgt. Susan Hadl, a report of gunshots came in shortly after midnight Sunday near 23rd and Naismith streets at the Burger King. A passerby heard the shots fired and then saw a red SUV speed off.

Hadl said police stopped and investigated a red SUV near 23rd and Louisiana in the Checkers parking lot. They determined it was the vehicle involved in the shooting and detained its five occupants.

Hadl said after extensive questioning, four of the occupants were released and one was arrested. She said the police believe the red SUV was pursuing a silver passenger car occupied by a runaway girl related to the shooter.

Officers later found the silver passenger car in a south-central Lawrence apartment complex. Both the 16-year-old runaway girl, also from Fairway, and an 18-year-old Lawrence man were uninjured.

Hadl said more charges could come after more questioning.

As of noon Sunday no additional arrests had been made in relation to the incident.

Comments

cheeseburger 7 years, 9 months ago

Sorry guys - Burger King is not located at 23rd & Louisiana. Do you mean 23rd & Naismith, or did you mean a location other than Burger King?

bhawley 7 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for the catch. It's fixed now!

kernal 7 years, 9 months ago

No wonder the 16 year old is a runaway. Good grief!

Stuart Evans 7 years, 9 months ago

i also run away from people firing guns at me.

PugnaciousJayhawk 7 years, 9 months ago

These people couldn't possibly be from Fairway.

somebodynew 7 years, 9 months ago

"Officers later found the silver passenger car in a south-central Lawrence apartment complex. Both the 16-year-old runaway girl, also from Fairway, and an 18-year-old Lawrence man were uninjured.

Hadl said more charges could come after more questioning.

They later found a silver passenger car with multiple bullet holes in it."

OK, I am confused here. Officers found the silver passenger car the runaway was in, then LATER they found a silver passenger car with bullet holes in it. So do we have 2 cars and the shooter missed who he was shooting at, or is it the same car and just poor writing/speaking skills???

Jim Phillips 7 years, 9 months ago

Yeah! I'd much rather they rammed each other with their cars.

Editorator 7 years, 9 months ago

Poor girl, she was living in the car?

A Fairway man was arrested after shooting at a vehicle inhabited by a runaway relative

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