Archive for Monday, July 6, 2009

Sheriff’s office reviewing July 4 shooting followed by suicide near Baldwin City

July 6, 2009

A 34-year-old Eudora man was treated and released from the hospital Saturday night, after being shot in the back by a man suspected of killing himself with the same shotgun.

The incident happened about 8:15 p.m. Saturday at a house in the 400 block of East 2000 Road, in a rural area northeast of Baldwin City, where several people were outside to launch fireworks.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Lewis said the Eudora man was able to flee the gunman, a 29-year-old man from Ottawa, who was found dead in the driveway of the home. Lewis said the incident was related to an ongoing situation at the residence and that the victim and suspect were not related.

Lewis said the deceased man’s name would not be released until sheriff’s administrators reviewed the completed report, which could be as late as Thursday.

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