Archive for Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Reward offered for information in weekend shooting

January 18, 2011

Baker University has agreed to fund a $1,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in connection with shots that were fired Sunday morning at a campus dormitory, Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis said Tuesday.

Police have been trying to find a suspect after someone fired five shots into a door at the back of Irwin Hall, 810 Dearborn St., on the Baker campus. No one was injured in the incident, and Neis said Tuesday morning officers believe the bullets came from a small-caliber pistol.

Neis said witnesses described seeing a white man wearing a dark bomber-style jacket running from the dorm and get into a dark-colored car that matched the style of a Ford Taurus or Mercy Sable. The vehicle drove west toward Ninth Street.

Police encourage anyone with information to call the department, 785-594-3850, or Douglas County Crime Stoppers Tips hotline, 785-843-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers may also fund a cash reward for information that leads to a conviction.

Neis said Tuesday the incident remained under investigation.

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