1 dead after domestic dispute, house fire in Lawrence

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LAWRENCE, Kansas (AP) – One man is dead after a domestic dispute and house fire in Lawrence.

Police said they received a report of a domestic dispute early Wednesday. Sgt. Trent McKinley says during the dispute a man threatened occupants with a handgun.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports ¬†that when officers arrived the other occupants had left the home, but authorities could see one man in the home. Police say a short time later the house was on fire. Fire officials say firefighters took a “defensive fire attack” from outside the home and did not enter because of the reported domestic dispute.

After the fire was extinguished, fire officials said one man was dead inside the home. The cause of death wasn’t released.

McKinley says the victim’s name hasn’t been released.

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