Archive for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

KU student arrested in stabbing incident at KU’s Oliver Hall

February 26, 2013, 11:29 a.m. Updated February 26, 2013, 3:59 p.m.


Campus police have arrested a 19-year-old Kansas University student suspected of stabbing another student early Tuesday morning at Kansas University's Oliver Hall dormitory.

Alec Joseph Shanelec was arrested at the Lawrence Police Department's offices in the 100 block of E. 11th St. about 1 p.m. Tuesday and booked into Douglas County Jail on suspicion of aggravated battery.

Campus police were called the residence hall at 1815 Naismith Dr. about 2:45 a.m. and found a 20-year-old man injured in the lobby of the building, said Maj. Chris Keary, assistant chief of KU Public Safety. The man had suffered a single stab wound in his abdomen, just above the belt line, that did not appear to be life-threatening. He was treated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Officers determined that the person who stabbed the man had left the scene, and the victim did not immediately identify him for police. Police did not release information about what type of weapon was involved, but Keary said the two students appeared to be acquaintances.

"I believe it was a disagreement that got out of hand," Keary said.

Later in the day, campus police identified Shanelec as a suspect with information from the victim and security cameras at the residence hall, Keary said. Shanelec remained in jail Tuesday with bond not yet set.


g_rock 1 year, 1 month ago

are they gonna ban butter knives from all universities now?


Pywacket 1 year, 1 month ago

Dang, that must have been a righteous butter knife! Glad the guy will be okay, but I hope he identifies the acquaintance who knifed him. At the very least, the guy might need some shock time and some anger management treatment. Or maybe it was self defense...? Whatever the case, the truth should come out.


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