Police investigate shooting that left two injured

LAWRENCE — A shooting early Sunday morning at a Lawrence bar left two people with injuries that are believed to be serious, but not life-threatening.

According to a news release from Lawrence police spokesman Patrick Compton, police responded about 2 a.m. to Playerz Sports Bar, 1910 Haskell Ave., in reference to multiple calls about a shooting.

Officers arriving on the scene found the shooting had occurred in the parking lot, and left a male and female injured.

Compton said police located the suspect's vehicle shortly after and attempted to make a car stop.

The suspect attempted to outrun the police, but eventually stopped near E. 23rd St., and O'Connell Road.

Compton said when police got to the car, the driver had a serious injury from a gunshot wound, and was transported to a local hospital.

Police haven't released the names of the victim or suspect.


Murder case continued

LEAVENWORTH — There has been a continuance in the case of a man facing a murder charge in Leavenworth County as parties attempt to work out a resolution.

Anthony J. Dorsey, 29, is charged with what is known as felony murder, which is a form of first-degree murder, and fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer.

The crimes are alleged to have occurred Sept. 30 on Interstate 70 in southern Leavenworth County.

Dorsey appeared Friday in Leavenworth County District Court for a status hearing. Dorsey’s attorney, Clinton Lee, asked the judge to schedule another status hearing. Lee said the defense and prosecution are in discussions trying to resolve the matter.