Man arrested in connection with deadly shooting in Lawrence - KCTV5

Man arrested in connection with deadly shooting in Lawrence

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Steven Austin Drake III, 20, was taken into custody and booked in to the Douglas County Jail on one count of voluntary manslaughter. (Lawrence PD) Steven Austin Drake III, 20, was taken into custody and booked in to the Douglas County Jail on one count of voluntary manslaughter. (Lawrence PD)
LAWRENCE, KS (KCTV) -

One person is under arrest after a Lawrence man was found dead about two miles from the University of Kansas campus.

Lawrence police responded to the 2000 block of West 27th Terrace about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday on a reported shooting.

Responding officers located 26-year-old Bryce Holladay dead at the scene.

Steven Austin Drake III, 20, was taken into custody and booked into the Douglas County Jail on one count of voluntary manslaughter.

Lawrence police are being very tight-lipped about their investigation, but family members inside the home say the entire incident was self-defense. 

According to Drake's family, Holladay broke into their home and they found him in the living room when they came back Monday night.

They say Holladay refused to leave the duplex and became violent. Drake's future stepmother says the shooting was a last resort to save their lives. 

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at 785-843-TIPS. 

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