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Driver shot, crashes into fire hydrant in Lawrence

Lawrence shooting
Posted at 7:29 PM, Sep 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-08 09:44:41-04

LAWRENCE — A teenager was shot while driving, causing him to crash his car into a fire hydrant in Lawrence on Thursday.

Lawrence Police Department officers responded to the 4900 block of Leone Drive on reports of a person shot just before 6:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male in the driver’s seat of a vehicle suffering from a gunshot injury.

That juvenile was identified as Mekhi Reeves on Friday.

The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead.

Police say he was driving the vehicle when he was shot, causing him to crash into a fire hydrant.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-8477 (TIPS).

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.