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Man charged after allegedly discharging weapon Sunday morning in Westport

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Posted at 12:29 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 13:29:23-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 27-year-old man has been charged after allegedly discharging a firearm Sunday morning in Westport.

Isaiah Staples is charged with unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm.

On- and off-duty Kansas City, Missouri, police officers working in Westport reported gunshots around 2 a.m. near Westport Road and Mill Street.

The officers saw Staples allegedly shooting toward people in a parking lot, then running from the scene.

Officers arrested Staples and found a handgun in a nearby trash can.

After a check of area hospitals for possible victims, KCPD determined it was likely no one was injured in the shooting.

41 Action News reported Sunday that one of the officers shot at Staples, who is being held in the Jackson County Detention Center on a requested $75,000 cash-only bond.

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