Police in Raytown have arrested a man for allegedly shooting his neighbor.
At about 6:50 a.m. on Saturday, officers were called to an apartment in the 10300 block of 63rd Street because a man had been wounded.
When officers arrived, they learned that he had been shot overnight by an adult male neighbor in the same building.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment and was later released. He is expected to recover.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s SWAT team was called to the scene, due to the dangerous nature of the incident.
The neighbor refused to communicate with police and exit the apartment peacefully.
Eventually, a form of “tear gas” was introduced into the suspect’s apartment.
Several minutes later, he was taken into custody and then taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. He was later released to police.
On Sunday, that suspect was identified as 52-year-old Larry B. Sommerville.
The Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm, which is a class D felony.
His bond has been set at $25,000.
Detectives from both agencies are continuing to investigate and future charges are possible.
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