Police standoff over in Blue Springs neighborhood near Woods Chapel Road
4:01 PM, Dec 12, 2011
4:39 AM, Dec 13, 2011
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - The standoff involved with a shooting suspect in a Blue Springs neighborhood near Woods Chapel Road concluded at around 1:30 a.m.
The standoff stemmed from a shooting around 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Dogpatch community. Authorities said no one was hit in the shooting.
Jackson County Sheriff's deputies were able to locate the suspect at a home in the 700 block of Shadow Glen, near Woods Chapel Road.
Authorities were able to take a 42-year-old man into custody. A second suspect, 28, barricaded himself inside the residence, according to a written statement by deputies.
The standoff was initiated before 3:30 p.m. Police have evacuated seven homes and blocked off streets in the neighborhood.
Due to the standoff and blocked streets, school busses did not transport students living in the neighborhood.
School officials said two buses carrying 22 kids total were re-directed back to the schools. Parents were notified and were asked to pick up their kids from the schools. As of 5:30 p.m. only a few kids remained at Sunny Vale Middle School and all the students at Thomas Ultican Elementary School had been picked up.
As of 8:40 p.m., police were still negotiating with the suspect.
Rhonda Montgomery, spokeswoman for the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, said the landlord told police he started the eviction process.
The standoff ended after midnight when the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
When the officers entered the residence they found a dog who was released to animal control officers.
The name of the suspect in custody is being withheld pending formal charges and the second suspect's name is being withheld pending family notification, officials said.