17-year-old wanted in questioning for disturbing Facebook video in custody

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Police in Independence are looking for Alex Schrader, 17, seen in a disturbing video posted on Facebook October 22, 2018, showing someone pointing a pistol at a juvenile victim and then hitting them.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A 17-old-old male Independence police were looking to question in connection to a disturbing video posted on Facebook Tuesday is in custody.

Detectives were looking to speak with Alexander (Alex) Schrader Tuesday about a video shared Monday evening on Facebook showing someone pointing a pistol at a juvenile victim, who is later punched several times by another person.

The department said they have received multiple calls from people about the incident.

Police said they received a report of the incident Monday night and that it occurred on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Anyone with further information are asked to call the Tips Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS, IPD tips at (816) 325-7777 or email leads@indepmo.org

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