Man Charged After Shooting, Standoff
Raytown MO- The Office of Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, has charged Larry B. Sommerville, a 52 year old Raytown man, with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, a Class D Felony. Bond has been set at $25,000. The charges stem from a shooting and standoff that occurred yesterday (June 2, 2018.) Detectives from both agencies continue to investigate, with future charges possible.
On the morning of June 2, 2018, police officers were called to an apartment in the 10300 block of 63rd Street for an adult male resident, who was wounded. When officers arrived, they learned that the man had been shot by Sommerville, within the same building, overnight. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and was later released and was expected to recover. Missouri State Highway Patrol investigators arrived to investigate the incident, with Raytown officers assisting.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol SWAT team was summoned to the scene, due to the dangerous nature of the incident. Sommerville refused to communicate with police and exit the apartment peacefully. Eventually, a form of “tear gas” was introduced into Sommerville’s apartment. Several minutes later, Sommerville was taken into custody. Sommerville was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation and was later released to police.