LAWRENCE (KSNT) – The Lawrence Police Department says a 22-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man was arrested Friday morning just before 8:00 following a vehicle pursuit on K-10 highway that ended in Eudora.
Sergeant Trent McKinley of the Lawrence Police Department tells KSNT News that around 12:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to a reported shooting at a home in the 3000 block of Steven Drive. Officers determined a 27 year old male sustained gunshot wounds following a disturbance at the home. Police say a 22 year old resident was temporarily staying at the home and was identified as the suspect. The suspect fled the area in a vehicle prior to the arrival of officers and medical personnel.
The shooting victim was transported by air ambulance to a Kansas City area trauma center with life threatening injuries.
Lawrence Police say that around 7:40 Friday morning the shooting suspect reportedly stole a vehicle that was left running in the driveway of a home near 24th and Alabama. The vehicle owner immediately called police and provided specifics on the stolen vehicle. Minutes later a Lawrence Police officer spotted the vehicle on East 23rd Street and attempted to stop the car. A pursuit ensued, reaching speeds of approximately 100 miles per hour before the suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed near K-10 and Church Street in Eudora.
Lawrence Police say the suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries during the crash and was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect will be transported to the Douglas County Jail on a number of charges, following his medical treatment. The identity of the shooting victim is not being released at this time.