Argument between neighbors leads to deadly shooting in KCK - KCTV5

Argument between neighbors leads to deadly shooting in KCK

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An argument between two neighbors led to a deadly shooting early Tuesday morning.

A man says he shot his friend in self defense.

The shooting happened about 4 a.m. outside of a home on North 76th Street near Webster Avenue, which is just a couple of blocks south of Leavenworth Road.

Police said there was a verbal argument going on between two men in their 50s. The men were neighbors and knew each other.

After a short time, one of the men shot the other. The victim, later identified as 51-year-old Curtis L. Schaver, was taken from the scene in critical condition, but later died at an area hospital.

Police have questioned the shooter and he remains in police custody.

Police said the man is claiming the shooting was in self-defense, but are currently treating the incident as a homicide.

Sean Finley, who lives in the area, said he heard two gunshots.

Jasmine Gilliland said she heard arguing.

"I heard two people arguing, and after that I heard gunshots," Gilliland said. "They knew each other and were pretty good friends, as far as I knew."

She said the two even worked together on home repairs.

Police expect to forward the case to the Wyandotte County District Office, to determine whether charges should be filed.

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