A 52-year-old Raytown man who allegedly shot a neighbor before being arrested by a SWAT team has been charged with illegally possessing a firearm.
Jackson County prosecutors have charged Larry B. Sommerville with one felony count of unlawful possession of a firearm in connection with a shooting and standoff that occurred Saturday.
Raytown police responded Saturday morning to an apartment in the 10300 block of East 63rd Street on a report of a wounded man. When officers arrived, they discovered that the victim had been shot overnight. He was taken to a hospital and was later released.
Police investigating the incident suspected that the person who shot the victim was Sommerville, who lived in the same building.
The Missouri Highway Patrol's SWAT team was called to the apartment. Sommerville allegedly refused to communicate with police or exit the apartment.
Tactical officers eventually used tear gas to get Sommerville out of the apartment. Police took him into custody and brought him to a hospital where he was evaluated. He was later returned to police custody.
Bond was set at $25,000.
Detectives from both Raytown and the highway patrol continue to investigate. Raytown police said more charges could be filed.