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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Police asking for tips in Sunday morning stabbing

Posted: January 25, 2015 - 2:43am
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 12:42am

Lawrence Police detectives continue to investigate a stabbing that occurred early Sunday morning and are asking for the public's assistance.

A 19-year-old man remained hospitalized in stable condition at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Sunday evening, after he was stabbed in an attempted robbery around 2:20 Sunday morning.

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Officers located the victim near West Sixth Street and Monterey Way. Police say the victim sustained numerous injuries, including stab wounds.

Medics transported the victim to Lawrence Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

In a news release on Monday, Sergeant Trent McKinley says, "investigators believe the incident began after the victim left a nightclub in the 1000 block of Massachusetts Street just before 2:00 a.m. The victim conversed with individuals before entering a vehicle near the nightclub."

Police believe the suspects intended to rob the victim and began beating on him as the vehicle traveled through downtown Lawrence.

According to the news release, "the occupants of the vehicle were described as a black male driver, a black or Hispanic mixed race male, a "short" Hispanic female, and the white male victim."

"Near Eighth and Rhode Island, east of downtown, the vehicle stopped briefly and the victim attempted to flee. The suspects fought with the victim and pulled him back into the vehicle which then left the area," according to McKinley.

A witness described the vehicle as a dark colored, older sedan, in good condition.

In the area of Eighth and Monterey Way, the victim was able to get out of the vehicle and run from the suspects.

"Blood was located outside one home in the area, therefore officers are searching the area for additional evidence."

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Lawrence Police at 785-832-7509 or Douglas County CrimeStoppers at 785-843-8477. Calls to CrimeStoppers can be made anonymously and callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to an arrest.

Read more on this story from my reporting partners at the Lawrence Journal-World.

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