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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