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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Three Dead in Mass Street Shooting

Kevin Surbaugh

Lawrence, KS - On October 1, 2017, Lawrence Police reported that at approximately 1:39 a.m., Lawrence Police who were near the area of 11th and Massachusetts Street when they heard multiple gunshots. At the scene, officers encounter a large crowd and several victims suffering from gunshot wounds.  A police spokesperson said that, Lawrence Police believe the shooting stemmed from a physical altercation that occurred near the northwest corner of 11th and Massachusetts Street.
According to multiple press updates, there were a total of five victims. Three of the victims sustained fatal injuries, while two victims are being treated at area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.
Among the dead are:


  • Leah Elizabeth Brown, 22-year-old female, Shawnee, KS



  • Colwin Lynn Henderson, 20-year-old male, Topeka, KS



  • Tremel Dupree Dean, a 24-year-old, male, Topeka, KS

  • The names of the two who were injured, have not been released, though police media release say they have been identified.
    Officers are seeking assistance in identifying the suspect(s) involved. The investigation is still ongoing, and we do not have further information to release at this time. Officers are requesting anyone who may have information on this incident to contact the Lawrence Police at (785) 832-7509 or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785)843-TIPS. Tips made to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous.

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