LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man has been arrested in the shooting death of a woman at a Lawrence apartment.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the man had been sought since the death Wednesday night of 30-year-old Lei Ala Turner.
The suspect identified as Willie Kenith Franklin, 27, Lawrence, was booked into jail early Monday morning on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Last night, Willie Kenith Franklin, 27, of Lawrence, was arrested for the shooting death of Lei Ala Turner on Wednesday. Franklin has been booked into jail on charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Felon in possession of a Firearm
— Lawrence Police (@LawrenceKS_PD) January 1, 2018
Police have said initial information indicated the shooting might have been accidental but did not explain further.
Franklin has previous convictions for drugs, DUI and robbery, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.
Friends have established a fundraiser for the Turner family.