Lenexa police release description of jewelry store shooting suspect, person of interest

Police are searching for a man shot and robbed a Lenexa jewelry store owner Thursday afternoon, just a few blocks from the Shawnee city limits.

The crime was reported about 3 p.m. at 7753 Quivira Road. When Lenexa police arrived, they found the 71-year-old owner of the Jewelry Shoppe suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

According to Lenexa police, the suspect is described as a black man in his mid-20s, about 5-foot-6 inches tall with a thin build, wearing a knee-length white T-shirt, ankle-length grey shorts and a dark baseball cap. He was armed with a pistol.

Lenexa police also want to talk to a woman they called a person of interest in the case.

She is described as black, in her mid-20s, with red or pink highlights in her hair and a prominent tattoo on her upper thigh, possibly large lettering. She was wearing shorts and driving a dark-color 1990s model vehicle, possibly a Honda.

Anyone with information is urged to call Lenexa police at (913) 477-7301 or the confidential TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8447).

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