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18-year-old killed in shooting after attempted robbery in Lawrence

Posted at 1:24 PM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-08 14:13:03-05

LAWRENCE — An 18-year-old who was shot after an attempted robbery Friday afternoon in Lawrence has died, police said.

Officers with the Lawrence Police Department responded to a report of a person shot around noon in the 4600 block of North Sadlier Drive, Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff said.

Police found 18-year-old William Maxie III shot inside a vehicle when they arrived. Woodruff said a second person was also inside the vehicle and was interviewed as a witness.

Woodruff said medics transported Maxie III in critical condition to an area hospital where he later died.

Lawrence police believe the shooting was the result of an attempted robbery that took place a couple blocks away from where the victim was found.

A male suspect was seen running northbound on foot from the neighborhood near East 46th Street and North Sadlier Drive, Woodruff said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 317-545-7575 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477.