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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Easter Sunday turned violent as police said a metro man shot his own brother to death. It happened Sunday afternoon near Prospect and Nicholson.

Police said the victim was shot in his stomach and transported to the hospital in critical condition. He later died from his injuries. The victim's brother is in custody.

Witnesses in the area of Nicholson and Prospect said their Easter was interrupted by the sound of gunshots. When they looked out the window they saw a man covered in blood on the ground and his brother running down the street.

That suspect, who police said is in his 40s, barricaded himself in a trailer for a few hours while SWAT tried to convince him to come out.

After a few hours, the suspect surrendered to police and was taken into custody.

"The victim is actually in surgery now, and is not doing very well. If he passes away, he will be facing some murder charges but at the least he will be facing aggravated assault charges," Darin Snapp with KCPD said Sunday shortly after the shooting.

Detectives will spend the next couple of days interviewing witnesses and family. Charges are expected to be filed Monday.