Lawrence police seek man suspected of obstruction in connection with 14-year-old’s shooting death in 2023

photo by: Lawrence Police Department

Owen Gage Walker is pictured in this notice from the Lawrence Police Department. Walker is suspected of felony obstruction in connection with the shooting death of 14-year-old Kamarjay Shaw on March 18, 2023.

Lawrence police asked for the public’s help on Thursday night locating a man suspected of obstruction in connection with the 2023 shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.

According to a social media post on Thursday from the Lawrence Police Department, Owen Gage Walker, 19, is suspected of felony obstruction in connection with the death of Kamarjay Shaw, who was shot on March 18, 2023, in the 1300 block of Maple Lane in Lawrence.

The post said investigators from both the police department and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office have failed to locate Walker. It said that if Walker were arrested, he would be held on a $25,000 cash or surety bond.

Walker is about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds, according to the post.

Police ask anyone who may have information about Walker’s whereabouts to call Lawrence police at 785-832-7509 or Crimestoppers at 785-843-8477. People can submit tips anonymously and may be eligible for a reward if their tip leads to an arrest, according to the post.

Derrick Del Reed, 18, of Lawrence, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting. Reed is currently being held on a $500,000 cash or surety bond and is scheduled for trial in March, as the Journal-World reported. According to court filings, Walker is alleged to have been with Reed during the shooting and to have been with Reed in a car that left the scene after the shooting.


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