Leavenworth man arrested in connection with shooting at Lawrence McDonald’s

photo by: Sarah Baker

First responders work the scene at McDonald's, 1309 W. Sixth St., just before 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 following reports of a possible shooting.

Story updated at 2:50 p.m. Wednesday

A Leavenworth man has been arrested and identified as a suspect in the Oct. 26 shooting at a Lawrence McDonald’s, according to a news release Wednesday from the Lawrence Police Department.

Howard Levite Jr., 27, was arrested early Friday morning in Jackson County, Mo., on unrelated charges. He was being held in Jackson County pending an extradition hearing, according to the release.

Levite was booked into the Douglas County Jail at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to the jail’s online booking log. Levite is being held on suspicion of aggravated battery and attempted aggravated robbery, with a bond of $75,000, according to the jail’s log.

Just before 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, police were called to the McDonald’s at 1309 W. Sixth St. in response to a shooting. At the scene, officers discovered a 50-year-old man who had been shot in his car. The man was treated at the scene and taken to an area hospital with what police described as “significant injuries.” He is now out of the hospital and recovering, according to police.

photo by: Kansas Department of Corrections

Howard Collins Levite Jr. is pictured in this photo from October 2017.

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