A man in Lee’s Summit was hospitalized after police shot at him multiple times during an armed standoff around midnight Saturday.
Lee’s Summit police Sgt. Chris Depue said officers responded late Friday to a report of a man who was suicidal in an apartment complex at the 700 block of N.E. Tudor Road. They set up a perimeter around his apartment and evacuated nearby residents upon police learning that the man was armed with a gun.
At one point the man fired a round through his apartment door and exited with the weapon in his hands, Depue said. Officers commanded him to drop the gun.
“When the man refused to release the weapon, he was engaged by officers with less lethal impact rounds,” according to a police statement. “The man was struck multiple times by the less lethal rounds and continued to advance toward officers.”
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Police fired again. He did not shoot except for the one round through his door. Depue said officers rendered first aid and that the man on Saturday was in serious but stable condition.
The man’s identity was not disclosed and he had yet to be charged.
“The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office will review the entire incident once the investigation is complete,” Depue said.
The shooting comes one day after an armed man yelled “shoot me” multiple times, according to a witness, before being fatally shot by a Kansas City police officer. The incident occurred in the 4300 block of Chestnut Avenue.