Man arrested in shooting near Lawrence

Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)
Handcuffs (KSN File Photo)

LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – The Douglas County sheriff’s department says a 25-year-old man has been arrested in the shooting of a motorist on Highway 59 south of Lawrence.

Sheriff’s department spokesman Lt. Steve Lewis says in a news release that the suspect from Lawrence was arrested Monday night and booked into the county jail on an attempted second-degree murder charge.

Twenty-four-year-old Skylar Workman was injured in the May 26 shooting and is recuperating at a Topeka hospital.

Investigators have said they do not think the shooting was a random act of violence. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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