KCK man sought in shootings is nearly released

When a man showed up Thursday at the Wyandotte County jail to turn himself in, deputies assumed it was for an outstanding $500 bench warrant for a traffic ticket.

He bonded out and was about to be released, but then a deputy ran another computer check. It turned out Kansas City, Kan., police were looking for Lorenzo M. Pulliam, 28, to question him in two early-morning shootings, one of them fatal.

“He didn’t say a word,” said Wyandotte County sheriff’s spokeswoman Lt. Kelli Bailiff.

Police spokesman Tom Tomasic says Pulliam took his 7-month-old son from his home shortly after the shootings, which prompted police to briefly issue an Amber Alert. The baby was found later at the home of family members in Kansas City, Kan., authorities said.

Tomasic declined to provide details about where the child was discovered.

Police responded at 4:24 a.m. to the reported shooting in a Kansas City home, where they found one man dead of an apparent gunshot wound and a second man wounded. Their identities had not been released early Thursday afternoon, pending notification of family members.

Angie Kolenda, a victim’s advocate with the district attorney’s office, said no charges had been filed as of Thursday afternoon but were possible on Friday.