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One of the suspects involved in the fatal shooting two weeks ago has been arrested, and they continue to search for the second.

Lawrence Police Department is seeking information pertaining to the whereabouts of 19-year-old Andrel Darnell Spates, Jr. following the homicide of 18-year-old Lawrence native Christian Willis, according to a press release.

With the help of the Douglas County Sheriffs Department, LPD arrested 18-year-old Javier Isidro Romero on Friday for suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Willis.

Spates, a Lawrence native, is six-feet tall, weighs 165 pounds and is considered armed and dangerous, according to LPD.

Willis was found shot and pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday, Sept. 8 on the 1500 block of Kentucky, according to Interim Chief of Police Adam Heffley

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