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Lee’s Summit police investigate homicide; brother of victim in custody

Suspect in custody after Lee's Summit homicide

Sgt. Chris Depue of the Lee's Summit Police Department describes the investigation of a shooting that left one man dead and another in custody Wednesday.
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Sgt. Chris Depue of the Lee's Summit Police Department describes the investigation of a shooting that left one man dead and another in custody Wednesday.

Lee’s Summit police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man Wednesday morning at a home in the 800 block of Northeast Magellan Avenue, according to authorities.

Officers responded to a report of an armed disturbance at the home about 9:40 a.m. and found a man shot inside the home. The man, described as being in his early 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt. Chris Depue, a spokesman for the Lee’s Summit Police Department, said three or four people were in the home when the shooting occurred. A witness told police the victim was shot by his brother, who fled the scene in a vehicle.

After about 40 minutes, while detectives processed the scene and searched for a shooter, the brother, described as being in his 20s, returned to the area and was taken into custody,

A neighbor, Derrik Ogletree, said the brothers appeared to be living at the home with their mother. The family had been in the home for about six months, and there had been little sign of trouble until Wednesday. Ogletree said the neighborhood rarely sees trouble of any kind.

Detectives are investigating whether the two men had an argument that led to the shooting.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

The death marked the third homicide recorded in Lee’s Summit in 2016. The Kansas City area has seen 143 killings since the beginning of the year.

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