Shooting Suspect Surrenders after Stand-off

Posted on: 6:13 am, November 19, 2012, by

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – A  suspect is in custody after a shooting led to a long standoff in a Lee’s Summit neighborhood on Sunday evening.

Lee’s Summit police spokesperson Sgt. Chris Depue said the suspect shot one male victim, who is suffering from life-threatening injuries, at the home in the 200 block of NE Orchard St.

Depue said as officers talked to witnesses, they realized there was a one-month old inside the home as well.  He said they entered the home using a robot, and were able to take the child away safely.

Police also used a robot to make contact with the suspect. He is described as a white male in his 60s.  Depue said the suspect agreed to surrender and was taken into custody without incident after more than four hours.

Depue said standoff began around 4 p.m. when officers were called to the home for a shooting. It’s unclear what led to this shooting but Depue said initial reports said there was a disturbance in the front yard.

Neighbors said this is a little unnerving because this neighborhood is pretty quiet.

“I was in my garage working on my motorcycle and I just heard a gunshot.  I mean, it was loud I knew was a gunshot,” Sean Deister, a neighbor, said.

Neighbors reported hearing arguing after that and ran outside to see two men covered in blood.

Depue said the other gentleman was trying to help the victim. A few residents in nearby homes were evacuated.

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