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Suspect killed, Lawrence police officer injured in shooting

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Posted at 10:41 PM, Jan 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-11 14:01:40-05

LAWRENCE — A suspect is dead and a Lawrence Police Officer was injured in a shooting Tuesday night, in what police are calling a "very major incident."

Officers were serving a warrant in the 9400 block of Burrwood and surrounded a home. The warrant was related to failure to appear in court after the suspects were charged with shooting at homes in the neighborhood in December, according to Lawrence police.

According to a police report, the individuals arrested and eventually charged with intimidation and criminal recklessness from the December incident were Daylen Oatts, 30, and Sophia Heady, 26.

Lawrence police did not confirm that Oatts and Heady were the two individuals being served on Tuesday.

Police did however say there was a man and a woman inside the home and the man left the home and "engaged" with the officer, who was shot in the leg.

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and was released from Eskenazi Hospital early Wednesday morning. The officer received a tourniquet at the scene from fellow officers.

One of the two suspects, the man, died at the scene.

The female suspect was shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Lawrence Police Commander Tracey Cantrell said long rifles were used by the suspects and there were "numerous rounds."

Police say the injured officer is a three year veteran of the department.

Both IMPD and Lawrence officers responded to the initial scene.