Update (5:25) - Authorities have confirmed shots were fired in Richmond Wednesday. According to the Richmond Police Department, the suspect fled the scene and was taken into custody about one hour later. The 20-year-old Richmond man is being held in the Ray County Jail pending formal weapons and narcotics charges. Nobody was seriously injured in Wednesday’s incident. The investigation continues.
Press Release from the Richmond Police Department
On May 22nd, 2013 at 1:56 p.m. officers from the Richmond Police Department were sent to a residence in the 800 block of East Lexington Street in reference to shots fired.
Upon arrival officers discovered no one was seriously injured and the suspect fled the scene. Victims on scene were treated by ambulance personnel for minor injuries and refused transport to area hospitals.
As a precautionary measure the Richmond R-XVI School District was immediately notified of the situation to ensure student safety.
The suspect was identified during the on scene investigation and at 3:02 p.m. in the 200 block of South Camden Street officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Richmond Police Department were able to locate the suspect where he was taken into custody.
At this time the case is still under the early stages of investigation and the type of weapon involved has not been determined.
The suspect, a 20 year old Richmond man, is being held at the Ray County Jail pending formal weapon and narcotics charges by the Ray County Prosecutor’s Office.
The Richmond Police Department was assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Ray County Sheriff’s Department.
Update (3:25) – Multiple KMZU listeners have reported a shooting on Lexington Street in Richmond. According to the callers, the suspect shot at another person, then escaped on foot. Sources say the shooter is in custody. The injury status of the victim is not currently known, but medical response teams have been reported in the area. The weapon used may be a BB Gun. KMZU News is working to confirm this story.
The Richmond School District reports busses and students have been held due to an in-town emergency. There is no direct threat to the students.
A KMZU listener has reported a car chase and possible shots fired in Ray County. According to the caller, the incident may have started on Lexington Street in Richmond.
Scanner traffic indicates law enforcement is looking for a blue/gray 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass with front end damage. The driver may be armed. It is not currently clear if the two events are related.
Anyone with information is encouraged to immediately contact their local law enforcement.