Crime

After hourslong standoff, suspect in fatal shooting in custody, Raytown police say

Officers responding to a shooting Sunday afternoon in Raytown were in an hourslong standoff with a suspect who barricaded himself inside his home, according to police.

The shooting was reported about 1:13 p.m. at a home in the 8800 block of East 85th Street, according to the Raytown Police Department. Arriving officers found a shooting victim dead outside the home near a truck.

The suspect ran to his home in the 8500 block of Kentucky Avenue and barricaded himself inside, police said.

Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect for hours, setting up a perimeter around the residence. About 7 p.m., police said the suspect had been taken into custody. He had not been charged.

More than 20 people, including family members of the victim, gathered near the yellow police tape at the crime scene. Some hugged each other; one woman lit a cigarette.

Police have not identified the victim. Family members said he and the shooter were related.

Anyone with information was asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Luke Nozicka covers local crime and federal courts for The Kansas City Star. Before joining The Star, he covered breaking news and courts for The Des Moines Register.
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