Lawrence homicide suspect turns self in

Lawrence police involved in shooting; suspect injured
Posted at 11:07 AM, Mar 19, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-20 03:24:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A suspect believed to be connected to the death of a teenager Saturday evening in Lawrence turned himself in Sunday, according to the Lawrence Police Department.

Lawrence Police say the 17-year-old who was considered "armed and dangerous," turned himself in and was transported to the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Center.

His car was also located within city limits and is being processed by investigators, per LKPD.

Initial investigation indicates the two knew one another.

The fatal incident took place around 5 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Maple Lane; although, officers located the teen with gunshot wounds at an apartment in the 1100 block of East 13th Street.

The teen was transported to an area hospital, where he died from injuries.

LKPD and Douglas County Sheriff's Office personnel were present at the scene Saturday.

Anyone with information concerning the crime can call the anonymous Douglas County Crime Stoppers hotline at 785-843-TIPS.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.