Suspects charged in two separate Lawrence deadly shootings

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Two men are facing charges in connection to two separate deadly shootings earlier this week in Lawrence.

Dawson Edward Paine21, was charged Thursday in Douglas County District Court with second-degree murder in the Tuesday night shooting death of 18-year-old Davin Gregory Kerr.

According to the Lawrence Police Department the suspect and victim knew each other.

Paine allegedly shot the victim in a neighborhood on Crestline Drive, near Crestline Circle, around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday and then left the area before officers arrived.

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Paine was arrested in Topeka around noon Thursday. He had his first court appearance Friday afternoon.

Nicholas Beaver, 32, was charged Friday in Douglas County District Court with second-degree murder and battery in connection to the shooting death of 39-year-old Vincent Walker Wednesday evening in downtown Lawrence.

The shooting was reported around 5:10 p.m. Wednesday in the area of W. 8th Street and Vermont Street in downtown Lawrence.

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Lawrence police took Beaver into custody just after 10 p.m. Wednesday. He made his first court appearance Friday and has a preliminary hearing has been set for March 12 at 10:30 a.m.

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