Teen shot, killed in Lawrence; police investigating as homicide

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Post last updated at 9:02 a.m. Wednesday, March 6:

An 18-year-old man was shot in Lawrence Tuesday night and taken to a Kansas City-area hospital with critical injuries, but he did not survive, according to police.


The man shot was Davin Gregory Kerr, of Lawrence.

The Lawrence Police Department posted that the shooting occurred in the 2900 block of Crestline Drive around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday. Officers are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

First responders on the emergency radio indicated that the person who called in the shooting said it was accidental.

“Investigations personnel are currently following leads in the case and will be working through the night to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident,” according to the police department.

No suspect was in custody as of 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to LPD. They are seeking 21-year-old Dawson Edward Paine in connection with the shooting.

“Police ask that anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Dawson Paine call 911. Dawson should be considered armed and dangerous, and no one should try approach or contact him other than law enforcement,” according to the release. “… Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS (8477).”

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