Lawrence man arrested in connection with 2-year-old’s death

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 21-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated child endangerment, and possession of a stolen handgun. The suspect is in jail, but hasn’t been officially charged with the crimes.

The charges stem from the deadly shooting of 2-year-old Legend King last week.

Officers responded to a house near East 15th Street and Wedgewood Drive around 10:45 a.m. Neighbors said they saw emergency crews working on the little boy after he’d been shot in the chest. Legend was rushed to a hospital where he later died.

Last week investigators said it shooting appeared to be accidental.

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