LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - One man was hospitalized in serious condition, but a one-month-old baby emerged unharmed after a shooting led to an hours-long standoff in Lee’s Summit Sunday evening.
Officers were called to the 200 block of Northeast Orchard Street about 4 p.m. on a reported shooting. They learned that the victim was shot during a disturbance in the front yard of a home there, and he was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
The suspect in the case had retreated inside the home and was believed to still be armed, police later said, so they set up a secure perimeter and called for backup. It was only then that they learned from witnesses that a one-month-old child was believed to be inside the house.
When police found they were unable to communicate with the suspected gunman, they sent a robot inside the house, located the child and sent officers inside to bring the child out unharmed. About a half-hour later, the robot found the suspect inside the home. After officers spoke to the man, he agreed to surrender and was taken into custody without further incident.
The suspect, a white male in his 60s, remained in police custody Sunday night. The shooting victim was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Members of the Jackson County Sheriff's office, the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Lee’s Summit Fire Department supported the Lee’s Summit Police operation.
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