Crime

Charges filed after man shot in leg during disturbance in Overland Park

tporter@kcstar.com

Overland Park police are investigating an armed disturbance Wednesday that ended with one person shot in the leg.
Overland Park police are investigating an armed disturbance Wednesday that ended with one person shot in the leg.

A 59-year-old Overland Park man was charged Thursday with shooting another man in the leg after taking a gun away from the victim.

Ricky Paul Smith was charged in Johnson County District Court with aggravated battery. He also was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly pointing the gun at another man.

Overland Park police said the incident occurred about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday near 80th Street and Overland Park Drive.

Police said Smith was allegedly upset about another man carrying a concealed weapon. He took the gun away from the man, pointed it at him and another man, and shot the victim in the leg, according to the allegations.

The victim was taken to a hospital with with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Bond for Smith was set at $10,000.

Toriano Porter: 816-234-4779, @torianoporter

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc

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