Man, 19, arrested in Saturday night homicide at Motel 6 in Lawrence

Tyrone Carvin, 19, has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Lawrence. (Wyandotte County Jail)

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a weekend homicide in north Lawrence, authorities said.


Tyrone J. Carvin on Tuesday morning was in custody in the Kansas City area on a warrant related to the shooting, which took place late Saturday at the Motel 6, 1130 N. 3rd St. in Lawrence.

Carvin suffered a gunshot wound during the incident, and was treated, then released, from a Kansas City-area hospital, said Lawrence police Sgt. Amy Rhoads.

Carvin will be brought to Lawrence, where he will face charges of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery in Douglas County District Court.

Lawrence police responded about 11:30 p.m. Saturday to a shooting that occurred inside the motel.

Authorities said three people were shot during the incident and were transported to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries.

The homicide victim was identified as Cameron A. Hooks, 23, of Lenexa.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Anyone with information may call the Lawrence Police Department at (785) 832-7509 or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785) 843-8477.