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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Victim of Sunday morning incident identified as the investigation continues

Posted: February 9, 2014 - 3:39am
Updated: February 11, 2014 - 10:11am


Franklin Spottedtail
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Lawrence Police have identified the victim of Sunday morning's incident as 23-year-old, Franklin J. Spottedtail.

A Monday news release says that Spottedtail was the victim of a shooting, not a stabbing as had been previously reported. The department's call log also showed Sunday morning's incident to be a stabbing.

Police said they were called to the 1100 block of George Court at 3:08 a.m. for a possible stabbing. Officers and medics found Spottedtail injured and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives interviewed several individuals and crime scene technicians processed the scene for evidence.

The incident remains under investigation and has not been ruled a homicide at this time.

Operation 100 News reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World report that Spottedtail pleaded guilty in Douglas County court for his part in a Feb. 26, 2011, attempted armed robbery of a man on Tennessee Street. Spottedtail was sentenced to 34 months in prison by District Judge Sally Pokorny. He was released from the Hutchinson Correctional Facility last October and placed on probation.

Anyone with information regarding Sunday morning's incident is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or Douglas County CrimeStoppers at 785-843-8477. Callers to CrimeStoppers can remain anonymous.

Original report:

Last updated February 9, 2014 - 4:04am

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Lawrence Police are investigating after an unknown call for police led them to a stabbing victim.

A neighbor in the Northwinds Apartments, 1100 block of George Court, awoke to the sound of someone banging on the door and yelling for someone to call 911, just before 3:10 a.m. Sunday.

Officers arrived to find a stabbing victim inside one of the apartments.

Lawrence Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

No other details were immediately available.

This morning's stabbing is just a short distance from a February 6th incident that left one man bleeding and seeking help from a neighbor.

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