Archive for Saturday, January 10, 2009

Three in custody following K-10 shooting

January 10, 2009, 11:41 p.m.

Updated: January 11, 2009, 1:09 a.m.

Three people were taken into custody early Saturday morning following a shooting incident on eastbound Kansas Highway 10, near Eudora.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Steve Lewis said two men and a woman were arrested near mile marker 7 about 2:30 Saturday morning after a motorist reported someone firing shots at his vehicle.

Police officers from Eudora intercepted the suspects’ vehicle and arrested a 21-year-old Olathe man and a 24-year-old woman and 23-year-old man both of Gardner.

Lewis said the victim, who was the lone occupant of his car, was not injured.

He said it appeared to be a random event.

“I don’t think it was a case of someone knowing someone and running them down,” Lewis said. He said he did not think the victim knew the suspects.

Lewis did not know why the shooting occurred, but said the suspects might have been going to the Kansas City area from Lawrence.

The suspects were booked into the Douglas County Jail on Saturday morning, and were charged with aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm. The Gardner man was also charged with obstruction of legal procedure, a felony, and felony criminal possession of a firearm.

All three were also charged with aggravated robbery stemming from an incident in Lawrence.

Lawrence police Sgt. Ted Bordman said two men matching the description of the male suspects accosted two men on the 1500 block of West Ninth Street about 1:20 Saturday morning. The suspects threatened the men with handguns, and took a wallet.

Lewis said the suspects could be formally charged in court on Monday.

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