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Updates on the the shooting

 Police have identified the man who died this afternoon (01/12/2012) after being shot by police in the 9000 block of E. 79thSt. as 26 year old Robert G. Long of Raytown.   Mr. Long was taken to an area hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound he received when he was shot by a police officer outside of the house.

Officers were called to a house in that block shortly before 3:00 this afternoon when a man called to report that his roommate had a rifle and was threatening him with it.  The gunman spoke with a police dispatcher for a short while after allowing the roommate to leave.  He told the dispatcher that he would shoot anyone that came to his door.  As officers were arriving in the neighborhood, the man apparently left his house with the gun.  Officers on foot encountered the armed man outside of the house and the shooting took place.  The man was felled by one shot and disarmed.  An ambulance took him to an area hospital where succumbed to his wound.

Raytown Police report that the officer was placed on leave immediately after the incident as Department policy requires.  An investigation into the shooting has begun and detectives are still working at the scene.

 

Personal statement on Robert Long’s shooting from his family: on the Lee’s Summit Tribune

 

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