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Lawrence police seeking two men in connection with Saturday incident at Lawrence McDonald’s

June 7, 2013, 1:27 p.m. Updated June 7, 2013, 3:13 p.m.


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Lawrence police have identified two suspects that they are seeking in connection with a disturbance last Saturday in which a witness reported a gunshot fired in the parking lot of a Lawrence McDonald’s at 4911 W. Sixth St.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Mario A. King, 34, and Justin S. Alcorn, 29, both with connections to Topeka, according to a news release issued Friday by the Lawrence Police Department.

King is wanted on suspicion of aggravated assault, criminal possession of a firearm, possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana and criminal deprivation of property. He is on parole after spending nearly three years in Kansas prisons for killing a 20-year-old man in Topeka in 2008. King was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2009 and paroled last year.

Alcorn is wanted on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute synthetic marijuana.

Earlier this week, Lawrence police arrested a 30-year-old Minneapolis, Kan., man in connection with the incident, which investigators believe was a drug-related robbery. A 31-year-old Topeka man reported the incident to police about 3 p.m. Saturday, and said a shot was fired in the restaurant's parking lot, said Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman.

The Topeka man suffered a minor injury to his hand, but was not shot, police said. No one was seriously injured in the incident, and investigators still have not confirmed that a gun was fired in the parking lot, McKinley said.

Police are investigating the identity of a fourth suspect who they believe was also involved in the incident.

Police released photos of the two suspects and have asked that anyone with information about the location of the men call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or CrimeStoppers at 843-TIPS (8477).


Matthew Herbert 4 years, 11 months ago

You let a man out of prison after only 3 years when he killed a man...and we are supposed to be surprised he broke the law again?

mdlund0 4 years, 11 months ago

Budget cuts are affecting prisons now too, I guess.

Jeremiah Jefferson 4 years, 11 months ago

That's how it works in Kansas man. You kill someone and do less than 5 years. If you write a bad check to keep your starving family fed for another week and you get 120 days.

Maracas 4 years, 11 months ago

Didn't that Ottawa murder suspect get out of prison after a rather short stint, too? Why aren't people who are letting these guys out of prison being charged and tried, as well? They're accessories.

KSManimal 4 years, 11 months ago

Hey, now....we all know this happened because law abiding citizens like you & me don't have enough obstacles to jump prior to owning guns. Universal background checks and arbitrary limits on magazine capacity would have prevented this convicted felon from firing one round. Oh, wait... nevermind.

bad_dog 4 years, 11 months ago

Where are the alleged perpetrators/participants from???

Richard Payton 4 years, 11 months ago

What's your point? Just read a story about the Topeka Police arresting a lady from Lawrence in the Capital Journal paper. Alleged meth crime?

Ian_Cummings 4 years, 11 months ago

Both appear to have connections to Topeka, but it's not clear where they reside. As noted in the story, Mario A. King was recently paroled after being convicted of a crime in Shawnee County. Ian Cummings, LJW.

PhilChiles 4 years, 11 months ago

Are you saying that Topeka corrupted a poor woman from Lawrence? I, for one, am not surprised.

patkindle 4 years, 11 months ago

I human life is of little value in kanas courts it cost too much to give them the death penalty I saw in another state a man for 90 years for rape I am sure their were reasons that made this just but 5 yrs for killing someone is pretty lame, even for liberal Kansas

geekin_topekan 4 years, 11 months ago

This would never happen at Jack in the Box.

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