Archive for Monday, June 4, 2012

Man found behind Home Depot in critical condition; police say injuries came from a fight

June 4, 2012, 12:39 p.m. Updated June 4, 2012, 4:34 p.m.


A 46-year-old Lawrence man who was found behind Home Depot Sunday afternoon had suffered serious facial injuries in a fight with another man, police said Monday.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a police spokesman, said the injured man remained in critical condition Monday. He was found about 3:15 p.m. behind the store, 1901 W. 31st St., and was flown to a Kansas City area hospital by a helicopter ambulance, McKinley said. He suffered head and facial injuries.

McKinley said a police investigation concluded that the victim suffered his injuries in a fight with a 24-year-old Lawrence resident. No arrests have been made, and the incident remains under investigation.

McKinley said the man was found on concrete behind the store.

Police ask anyone with information to call detectives at 785-830-7430 or the Douglas County Crime Stoppers hotline at 785-843-TIPS (8477).


DillonBarnes 5 years, 11 months ago

LJWorld posts story with known facts at the time:

"Why don't you post more LJWorld!? Your stories are always slow and out of date"

LJWorld updates story with updated facts:

"Why did you post that first story without all the facts, you should wait to post anything"

DillonBarnes 5 years, 11 months ago

"this story wont be updated because the people who run the local news like to give the illusion that lawrence is a happy little place."

-0day June 3, 2012

flattracker 5 years, 11 months ago

Does anyone know Mr, Landons first name?

somedude20 5 years, 11 months ago

Got a first name to go with Mr. Landon? I know a Mr. Landon here in town. That would have been a question to ask since the police have partly outed him

somedude20 5 years, 11 months ago

and he is 46 as well.

"There's never enough time to do it right the first time but there's always enough time to go back and do it again."

Irenaku 5 years, 11 months ago

I did not make a connection with Home Depot...but I did make a connection with the nearby trailer park...

kufan1146 5 years, 11 months ago

I would think that Home Depot was included because a LifeFlight helicopter landed in the parking lot. That's a newsworthy event happening on Home Depot property, so it makes sense to include it in a news article.

budwhysir 5 years, 11 months ago

writting the facts is only half the story, how people read them is the other part. I see lots of complaints about how the stories are written, I would say these people could quit reading the paper and have alot less to complain about, oh wait, then they would complain that they didnt get the story at all???? HMM

Charlie Bannister 5 years, 11 months ago

I would imagine the police are withholding certain facts of the case until they complete their investigation. I know the public, myself included, get a little frustrated at the lack of info sometimes on a breaking story. But that is often necessary to the investigation until all the pertinent facts are rendered.

James Minor 5 years, 11 months ago

If there is too much information to the public it is difficult for the police to find out who might have witnessed the incident. There are alot of people who will tell the police anything to get the reward.

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