One dead, one in custody after car chase ends in Lawrence

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – One person is dead and another is in custody after a car chase ended in Lawrence.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said troopers were helping the U.S. Marshal’s service finding a person near Lake Perry around 3 p.m. They found him and he drove off, leading law enforcement on a chase into Lawrence.

The suspect’s car became disabled and the chase ended near Massachusetts Street and West 19th Street. That’s when officers said the driver got out of the car with a handgun and started shooting at officers. Officers fired back and the suspect, a white man, died from his injuries at the scene.

LPD posted a tweet Monday afternoon telling people to avoid the area near Massachusetts Street and West 19th Street.

Officers on scene told KSNT News the driver might be a homicide suspect. His identity won’t be released until family is notified, but the Johnson County Police Department said he’s a homicide suspect out of Omaha.

The passenger in the car was taken into custody.

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