Man charged in Lee's Summit shooting sparked by Chiefs game

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - A 65-year-old Lee's Summit man is charged with shooting a man after an insult-filled afternoon of watching the Chiefs football game.

Ronald L. Hall is charged in Jackson County Court with assault and armed criminal action.

Court documents state Hall, his son and several other men gathered at a Lee's Summit house on Sunday to watch the football game.

Hall's son told police everyone at the gathering had been drinking and trading insults as they watched the game.

He also told police his father was ill-tempered and mean and his disposition had gotten worse in the last year, according to court documents.

Hall often became angry during the banter and that was the case Sunday.

His son told police his father threatened to shoot people in the past, but had never done so, court documents state.

Hall's son and the victim were outside the house when a loud noise rang out.

The victim fell to the ground with a shotgun wound to his face.

Hall refused to come out of the house when police arrived. Officers evacuated houses in the neighborhood and were able to remove a two-month-old baby in the house with him.

Police arrested Hall, who later told nurses he had shot someone, court records state.

The victim suffered critical injuries, including a stroke.

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