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Lees Summit man charged after discharging firearm towards police

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When the suspect noticed police officers responding, he fired a shot from inside his apartment. A 12-gauge slug traveled through the front door, toward an officer. (KCTV5) When the suspect noticed police officers responding, he fired a shot from inside his apartment. A 12-gauge slug traveled through the front door, toward an officer. (KCTV5)
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -

A Lee's Summit man, who was later shot by police, has been charged after firing a shot towards a police officer, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Tuesday.

James B. Shade, 45, has been charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon for discharging a firearm from an apartment and exhibiting a weapon in a threatening manner.

According to court documents, Lee's Summit police were called to an apartment in the 700 block of Northeast Tudor Road on a threatened suicide. Police confirmed before arrival that the man was armed with a gun.

When the suspect noticed police officers responding, he fired a shot from inside his apartment. A 12-gauge slug traveled through the front door, toward an officer.

When the suspect exited his apartment with a shotgun, officers fired less-lethal rounds at him in an attempt to force him to drop the weapon. When the man moved toward officers, they shot him and he collapsed.

Text messages from Shade's phone stated that "suicide by cop is my best option." He is being treated for his injuries.

Prosecutors have requested a $75,000 bond.

An investigation of police response and use of force will continue and be reviewed by the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office.

Previous coverage: Man hospitalized after being shot by police in Lee's Summit

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