Attempted robbery led to Lawrence shooting deaths, police say | Kansas.com
I would not be surprised if drugs were the object of the robbery.Police say an attempted robbery led to Saturdayís double homicide, and a 16-year-old boy arrested in the crime is likely to have his first court appearance today.
Police also identified one of the deceased as Gage Hauk, 18, of nearby McLouth in Jefferson County. Police said Hauk and the 16-year-old suspect attempted to rob the residence just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday when the 20-year-old resident shot Hauk with a shotgun.
The 16-year-old, who has not been identified, then allegedly shot the resident before fleeing on foot, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Paul Fellers. A firearm believed to have been used in the incident was found a block away.
The resident has not yet been identified, Fellers said, pending identification by the coroner.
The two would-be robbers were acquainted with the resident, Fellers said.
The teen was arrested Sunday on suspicion of felony murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery, Fellers said. He is being held at the countyís juvenile detention center.
Douglas County Deputy District Attorney David Melton said itís possible the suspect could be charged as an adult. Charges are expected to be filed in a preliminary hearing at 4 p.m. today.
Police responded to the home where the incident occurred after several neighbors reported gunshots. One of the bodies was found inside the residence, in the 1300 block of Delaware Street. The other man was found outside.