Archive for Saturday, January 18, 2014

One person seriously injured after bullet passes through apartment wall

January 18, 2014


One person sustained serious injuries after a domestic dispute at a Lawrence apartment complex ended in gunfire Saturday night.

Police spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said the victim's injuries are "serious, but likely not life-threatening" after a firearm was discharged during a domestic altercation inside an apartment around 9:40 p.m. Saturday at Peppertree Apartments, 3100 W. 22nd St.

The bullet passed through the alleged gunman's apartment wall and struck a neighbor. The victim is not believed to have been involved in the altercation.

Two individuals were taken into custody after a brief police standoff outside the apartment complex following the shooting. McKinley said the incident is under investigation but officers are not looking for other suspects.


Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 4 months ago

To me the really horifying thing about this is that you can be in your home minding your business and get shot by a bullet coming though the wall. It doesn't help to live in fear because there is absulutely nothing you can do to prevent something like this.

Angel Adams 4 years, 4 months ago

OMG! You are so right. Lawrence should make it a law to put bullet proof walls up in apartments or even outlaw apartments. They are so expensive anyway. Just build more homes, Right?

Jake Angermeier 4 years, 4 months ago

This story is far from accurate. the neighbor was shot through the door when he went to look in his neighbors peephole after hearing a fight and was shot through the door. Send out good thoughts to Martin for being a good guy and doing the right thing.

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 4 months ago

Thank you Jake for clarifying this. My thoughts and prayers are with Martin.

Jake Angermeier 4 years, 4 months ago

Very cool of you to do, Leslie. Martin is a really good guy who decided to intervene when he heard trouble and thankfully his injuries aren't as bad as they could have been.

Drew Deck 4 years, 4 months ago

Jake: Is it Martin who manages the Anytime Fitness nearby?

Bob Forer 4 years, 4 months ago

This tragedy would have never happened had the victim been armed.*

*It is recommended that readers turn on their sarcasm meters before contemplating the above statement.

William Enick 4 years, 4 months ago

Your making way too much sense again Bob...Stop it.

Drew Deck 4 years, 4 months ago

Jake: Is it Martin who manages the Anytime Fitness nearby?

Martin Gibson 4 years, 4 months ago

To Clarify: "Martin" never left his apt. Only viewed through his doors peep hole when the dispute started (originally sounded like the loud knocking was at his door). As turning from the door to walk back to his Saturday night movie with his girlfriend, that's when the shot was heard.

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