Lawrence teen accused of shooting at people from car; police post video warning ‘criminals’
photo by: Lawrence Police Department
Story updated at 2:04 p.m. Tuesday:
A Lawrence teenager on Monday was charged in Douglas County District Court with assault for allegedly firing a gun at two people from a car he was riding in.
Treyvon D. Johnson, 18, is facing two felony counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, according to charging documents.
Johnson was originally arrested around 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Maine Street on suspicion of aggravated assault, interference with a law enforcement agent and felony flee and elude from a law enforcement agent, according to the Douglas County jail booking log.
Lawrence police posted a video of the alleged incident on social media on Monday.
The post says: “Criminals: Please do not run. Do not drive by an officer while shooting a gun and hanging out the window. We will catch you. We will arrest you.”
The video has no audio and shows police dash camera footage of a man hanging out of a window of a white car crossing through an intersection and a police officer pulling out to pursue the vehicle. The video then cuts to the white car pulled over at a stoplight. The driver exits the vehicle with his hands up and walks backward toward the police car; then the passenger of the vehicle exits the car and does the same.
The post said that witnesses told police that there was an argument between two men on foot and two men in a white Volkswagen Passat near the intersection of 11th and Kentucky streets. The witnesses said that the passenger of the Passat fired one shot at the men on foot but no one was hit and the vehicle drove away.
During the incident, an officer witnessed a man hanging out of the vehicle and heard at least one gunshot, then pursued the Passat and pulled them over near the intersection of Sixth and Maine streets and took two men into custody, according to the post.
Police later found a gun and shell casings along the route the Passat was traveling in, according to the post.
The other man arrested was Jaden Lamar Lenny Hall, 18, of Lawrence. Hall was formally charged on Tuesday with two felony counts of aggravated assault with a handgun and one felony count of flee and elude. He posted a $4,000 surety bond and was released Sunday evening. He is next scheduled in court on Sept. 13 for a bond appearance.
Johnson was given a $10,000 cash or surety bond on Monday by Judge Blake Glover at his first appearance and was appointed defense attorney Joseph Falls. Johnson posted bond at around 8:40 p.m. Monday and is next scheduled in court for a status update on Sept. 9.