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Friday, January 30, 2015

Lawrence shooting suspect charged with attempted murder; victim released from hospital

Posted: January 30, 2015 - 1:08am
Updated: February 3, 2015 - 2:23am

Douglas County prosecutors have charged Dashawn C. Clayborn, 22, of Kansas City, Kansas with attempted first-degree murder, automobile burglary, theft of a vehicle, attempting to elude police, criminal damage to property, and driving while his license was suspended.

Prosecutors allege that Clayborn was involved in a fight in the 3000 block of Steven Drive on January 30th. During the fight, Stephen Patterson, 27, of Lawrence, was shot twice.

Patterson was flown to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas with critical injuries.

According to a Lawrence Police Department news release, received on February 2nd, Stephen Patterson is no longer hospitalized.

My reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World report that Clayborn's bond has been set at $100,000.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office has not released Dashawn Clayborn's booking photo.

Original report

Officers were called shortly before 12:40 Friday morning to the 3000 block of Steven Drive. On arrival officers located a person with a gunshot wound to the back and a second possible wound to the jaw.

Fire Medical crews reported the victim to be in critical condition and requested a Life Star helicopter to respond. The helicopter landed on the north side of West Middle School, 2700 Harvard Road, and transported the victim to the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Journal-World's Caitlin Doornbos was with police at the intersection of Wellington Road and Steven Drive, where officers used a public address speaker in attempt to contact anyone inside 3009 Steven Drive. An armored police vehicle arrived at the scene shortly before 2 a.m.

Police received a search warrant for the address around 3 a.m. and entered the home around 3:10.

Photo by Mike Yoder - Lawrence Journal-World
Caitlin Doornbos reported that police searched the home, but did not find anyone inside.

Lawrence Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Trent McKinley says, "a 22-year-old, Kansas City, Kansas man was arrested shortly before 8 a.m. this morning following a vehicle pursuit on K-10 highway that ended near Eudora."

McKinley says around 7:40 a.m. officers received information on a vehicle, left running in a driveway near 24th and Alabama Streets, being stolen. An officer spotted the vehicle on East 23rd Street and attempted to stop it.

"A pursuit ensued, reaching speeds of approximately 100 miles-per-hour before the suspect lost control of the vehicle and crashed near K-10 and Church Street in Eudora," McKinley said.

The suspect was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash.

McKinley says, "the suspect will be transported to the Douglas County Jail on a number of charges, following his medical treatment."

Video from my reporting partners at 6 News Lawrence

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