Suspect arrested after shootout, standoff in Lawrence, police say; no injuries reported

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Lawrence police arrested a man suspected of attempting to shoot another man Saturday morning following an hourslong standoff.

Police were dispatched to the 1900 block of Heatherwood Drive around 10:30 p.m. Friday for reports of gunshots fired, according to a social media post from the department. That’s near Kasold Drive between Clinton and Bob Billings parkways.

Officers quickly found a 29-year-old man who said a person known to him had tried to shoot him, according to the post. He was not struck, but he told police that he returned fire with his own gun, according to the post. 

Police determined the suspect, a 48-year-old man, was likely inside a house on the same block and surrounded that home around 11 p.m., according to the post. The department’s tactical team brought in an armored vehicle and used loudspeakers to try to get the suspect to come out.

After several hours with no response from anyone inside, police entered the house around 4 a.m. and arrested the 48-year-old man who lived there, according to the post. He was not struck by gunfire, either. He was being held without bond on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder at the Douglas County jail as of 9 a.m. Saturday.

The case will go to the Douglas County district attorney’s office for charging consideration, according to the post.

The red pin on this map indicates the block where the standoff occurred.

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