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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Attempted murder charge filed in April 1st Lawrence shooting

Posted: April 1, 2012 - 3:44am
Updated: April 12, 2012 - 2:16am

Update: According to my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World, Douglas County prosecutors have filed an attempted intentional second-degree murder charge against William J. Verner. Verner is a 27-year-old Lawrence resident.

Verner turned himself in to the Douglas County Jail at 6 a.m. Wednesday, where he is also being held for outstanding traffic warrants. A Douglas County judge set Verner's bond at $75,000 cash or surety in the shooting case. His next hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, April 18th.

Read the full report from the Lawrence Journal-World

Original Story: Last updated; April 1, 2012 - 5:16am
Police in Lawrence are investigating after an early morning shooting leaves one man with a serious gunshot wound. The call was dispatched just before 3:25 a.m. in the 1300 block of Michigan Way. One caller to 911 reported a subject in the road with a single gunshot wound. Officers arrived on scene a short time later and confirmed that a man had sustained a critical gunshot wound to the left leg.

After officers had secured the scene, LDCFM entered to treat the patient and reported the "early 20's" male's injuries to be serious. The man was transported to LMH.

Officers continue investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and have not released any further information as of this report. There has not been any information released on a possible suspect.

Around 5 a.m., the male victim was transported from LMH to the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

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