Early Saturday Murder Results In Arrest

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) -- At 3:10am Saturday morning, Lawrence Police Officers were dispatched to a shooting at 2403 Cedarwood Avenue, in the south central section of Lawrence. Upon arrival officers determined a 39 year old resident of the home, Patrick Roberts, had sustained a gunshot wound. Medical personnel transported the victim to Lawrence Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators determined a disturbance occurred at the home, which led to the shooting. Several individuals were present in the apartment when the shooting occurred, at least two of which fled the scene following the incident. Responding officers stopped two individuals on foot in the area and detained them for questioning.

Shortly after 9:00am Saturday, Dustin D. Walker, a 29 year old Lawrence resident, was arrested for Murder in the First Degree and transported to the Douglas County Jail.

Detectives continue to investigate this incident and ask anyone with information to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or CrimeStoppers at 785-843-TIPS(8477).