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April 17th Early Morning Law Enforcement & Fire/Medical wrap up
A busy morning for emergency responders in Douglas County.
At 1:30 a.m. Police were called to the 1700 block of W 24th Street on a report of two gunshots heard in the area. Police did not report locating anything out of the ordinary in the area.
Just before 3 a.m., a single Medic unit was dispatched with LPD to respond to the Massachusetts Street bridge over the Kansas river for a subject with a "Traumatic Injury." Radio traffic initially sounded as though the subject had possibly jumped from a moving vehicle onto the bridge. Later traffic indicated that the subject, only identified as a male, was walking on the bridge when he was struck by a vehicle. Then again the story changed back to the man "jumping" from a moving vehicle, following a verbal disturbance inside the moving vehicle. The victim was said to be intoxicated and sustained critical injuries in the accident. He was transported by LDCFM to Lawrence Municipal Airport where a LifeStar air-ambulance transported him to KUMC in Kansas City, Kansas. More on this accident can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.
At 3:53 a.m., Lawrence Police were called to an address in the 2400 block of Ousdahl Road for a report of a disturbance with weapons. Upon arrival officers reported that a subject in a red 90's model vehicle fired 4-5 gunshots at the address before fleeing in an unknown direction. It sounded as though the resident may have been familiar with the suspect. No injuries were reported and as of this report no arrests have been recorded.
The next disturbance was dispatched at 4:16 a.m.. This one was called in by a third-party who reported that her boyfriend was telling her of a disturbance in his apartment with an intoxicated male, possibly armed with a knife. Officers arrived to find that the call was delayed nearly 10 minutes and the intoxicated subject had fled from the area. Officers caught up with the alleged suspect about 15 minutes later at an address near 23rd and Iowa. Again, no injuries were reported and as of this report no arrests have been recorded.
Around 7:20 a.m., Douglas County Deputies and LDCFM were called to the Union Pacific railroad tracks near the entrance to Riverfront Park for a report of a subject on the ground between the tracks. Sheriff's Deputies reported locating the subject, about a half of a mile north of the Riverfront Park entrance. The subject was deceased upon arrival. Deputies are on scene investigating. Rail traffic has been stopped in the area. No other information was immediately available. More information, as available, can be found here from the Lawrence Journal-World.
The activity blogged here is only a sampling of some of the things that Douglas County Law Enforcement and Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical respond on. To see a complete list of Lawrence Police activity, the department has that available on their website along with several easy to use maps that show approximate locations for Police activity.
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