Fourth suspect in 2017 Lawrence robbery, shooting sentenced to prison

photo by: Chris Conde

The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center is pictured in September 2018.

Four of five suspects in a December 2017 home-invasion robbery and shooting have now been sent to prison. The 21-year-old victim in that incident was flown to an area hospital, but survived — though with a bullet still lodged in his body.

Brian L. Proctor, 26, of Lawrence, was sentenced this week to two years in prison with a year of post-release supervision, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.

Judge Paula Martin also ordered him, jointly with other convicted co-defendants, to pay nearly $6,000 in restitution to the victim and the state’s crime victims compensation fund, according to the DA’s office.

In October, Proctor pleaded no contest and was convicted of attempted robbery, court records indicate.

The shooting happened about 8:45 p.m. Dec. 20, 2017, at the victim’s apartment in the 4500 block of Wimbledon Drive.

The victim told police that he’d been at home with his girlfriend and answered a knock at the door. Someone said “run that (expletive)” and a group of suspects with handguns barged in, some holding him and his girlfriend downstairs while others searched upstairs.

The robber who shot the victim was identified as Kayshunna C. Poindexter, of Lawrence, aka “Tink.” She was sentenced in October. Brian L. Smith, of Kansas City, Mo., and Jermel Fleming, of Grandview, Mo., also have been sentenced to prison.

A case remains pending against the fifth suspect, Michael R. Smith, 28, of Kansas City, Mo.

Contact Journal-World public safety reporter Sara Shepherd

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