Two men convicted in Lawrence fatal shooting, one mistrial declared

August 27, 2018 - 10:32 pm

A jury found two men guilty in a fatal shooting at a Lawrence motel but could not reach a verdict on a third defendant.

The Douglas County jury on Monday found Tyrone Carvin, 20, and Ramone Singleton, 23, both of Kansas City, Kansas, guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Cameron Hooks, 23, of Lenexa. A mistrial was declared for Shawn Smith, 19, of Kansas City, Missouri. A new trial for him was scheduled for Jan. 22.

Two other men were shot in the confrontation at a Motel 6 in September during a party involving at least nine people.

Prosecutors allege the three defendants shot Hooks during an attempted robbery.

Defense attorneys argued the three defendants fired shots in self-defense because others tried to rob them first.

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