Archive for Saturday, March 17, 2012

Arrest made in early morning shooting

March 17, 2012, 3:55 a.m. Updated March 17, 2012, 10:58 a.m.


Police have made one arrest in an early Saturday morning shooting of a 30-year-old Lawrence man, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Ted Bordman.

The shooting occurred at the Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill, 804 W. 24th St., between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Saturday. The victim was taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital by a bystander at the scene, and his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Bordman did not confirm the identity of the man arrested, but the Douglas County Jail booking log shows that a 20-year-old Topeka man was arrested in the same location and during the same time frame as the shooting. In addition, the police case number from the Lawrence police department’s website matches the case number on the jail-booking log.

The man has been charged with aggravated battery, possession of a controlled substance and possession of stolen property. Bond has not been set.

Bordman said he was not able to provide any further details about the case.

Saturday's shooting was the third firearms-related incident near the Taste Lounge, Bar and Grill since October. On Dec. 9, a Lawrence man was arrested for firing a weapon from a vehicle near the establishment. Two Leavenworth men were arrested for a shooting incident that occurred at the same location on Oct. 9.

Lawrence police say a 30-year-old man was shot in the 800 block of W. 24th Street around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. This view is looking west on W. 24th Street.

Lawrence police say a 30-year-old man was shot in the 800 block of W. 24th Street around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. This view is looking west on W. 24th Street.

800 block of W. 24th Street


Randall Barnes 5 years ago

before the comments start. yes the suspect vehicle is registered out of topeka.(scanner traffic)

Terry Snell II 5 years ago

I would make a guess he lives off Topeka Blvd by State Capitol. I hope Lawrence realizes things are only going to get worse. Keep your doors locked, dont go out past 9pm, and you better have a Concealed Carry permit if you want to walk streets freely. Free lesson from the residents of Topeka. If you model your town after San Fransico this is what will continue to grow until it is a out of control monster.

classclown 5 years ago

People love it anytime it involves someone from Topeka. Because each time a Topeka person is involved, they think it deflects from the ten times that it's home grown Lawrence people involved.

kernal 5 years ago

Actually, there are some people in Topuka, but they don't make the news since they don't act like imbeciles.

kernal 5 years ago

Meant to say intelligent people. No brain food for breakfast this morning!

JackMcKee 5 years ago

If you pull into a bar parking lot and see multiple SN county tags, turn around and go somewhere else.

pace 5 years ago

the Topeka paper reports on Lawrence crimes more than their own town's.

classclown 5 years ago

"This isn't the new club in Lawrence that is owned by one of the Marcus twins, is it? You know, the one where he was recently charged with assaulting someone in his own club?"


No idea who owns it, but it's that gay bar behind McDonalds. Used to be Jack Flanagans, then got sold and simply went downhill after that.

MarcoPogo 5 years ago

Yeah, remember when Jack Flanagan's was totally upscale? Pfffffttt.

Then they changed their name and had a Gay Night once a week. I don't think that counts as a full-on gay bar., though maybe it does to you.

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