Lawrence officer won’t face charges in non-fatal shooting


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence police officer who shot at the car of a man suspected in a double shooting will not face criminal charges.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced Thursday that Sgt. Robert Neff would not be charged in the July 2 shooting in Lawrence.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Neff followed at a vehicle that police believe was associated with a double shooting earlier in the day. The suspect in the car, Tommy May, drove away and eventually crashed into a yard. Police say Neff got out of his patrol car and ordered May to get out of his vehicle. Instead May ran into Neff’s patrol car and eventually hit the officer.

Neff then fired at the vehicle as it drove away.

Neither man was seriously injured.

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