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    One dead, one in custody after street fight in Lawrence, Kansas: LPD

    By Olivia Johnson,


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Investigations are underway after a deadly fight between two men in Lawrence, Kansas Tuesday night, according to the Lawrence Police Department.

    LPD said that just after 10:30 p.m., police were called to the intersection of East 25th Terrace and Franklin Road after witnesses saw two men in a physical fight.

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    According to police, a deputy with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was first on the scene and saw both men on the ground with one reported to be unconscious.

    After more law enforcement arrived, officers arrested 34-year-old George Luke Miller and began performing life-saving aid to 43-year-old Christopher Allen Lickteig.

    Despite the efforts by medical professionals, Lickteig was unable to regain consciousness and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    According to LPD, Miller was taken to police headquarters for questioning and was later arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.

    Investigators notified the victim’s next of kin and later discovered that both men were staying at the Lawrence Community Shelter.

    Police said the circumstances leading up to the fight are still unknown, including whether Lickteig and Miller knew each other. They also said detectives do not believe weapons were involved in the fight, nor did they recover one.

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    If you or anyone you know has any information regarding this incident, police ask that you call the Douglas County Emergency Communications Center at (785) 832-7509, or you can provide information anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Lawrence and Douglas County at (785) 843-8477.

    This is a developing story. For more information, stay tuned at FOX4 News for the latest updates and details.

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