Overland Park man charged with assault for allegedly shooting man for having concealed weapon


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A 59-year-old man is charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault, both felonies, after police say he befriended two men, but then pointed a gun at them and shot one.

Ricky Smith went before a judge Thursday afternoon.

At approximately 5:30 pm Wednesday, Oct. 12, Overland Park police responded on an armed disturbance in the area of 80th and Overland Park Drive. According to the police report, a man had befriended two adult males. The man was reportedly upset that one of the men was carrying a concealed weapon. The suspect allegedly disarmed the man and pointed it at him along with another man. The suspect then shot the first man in the leg.

The suspect was arrested and transported to the Adult Detention Center. The victim had non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

Anyone who might have witnessed the incident or has information regarding the matter, contact the Overland Park Police at 913-895-6300.