Joseph Somerville

A warrant has been issued for a Warrensburg teen following a shooting early Sunday morning.

According to police reports, officers were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of W. South Street around 2:45 a.m. in reference to a shooting. When police arrived, they found one of the residents with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was treated at an area hospital and later released.

Later that morning, police picked up four individuals at a local fast food restaurant for questioning. Officers recovered a semi automatic handgun in the suspects’ vehicle. The firearm, police say, had been previously reported stolen in a burglary on October 9.

Detectives questioned the suspects and three of them were released. The fourth suspect, Joseph R. Somerville, 18, was arrested for felony 2nd degree assault, felony armed criminal action, and receiving stolen property.

Somerville’s bond was set at $25,000.

Anyone that may have witnessed the shooting should call Warrensburg detectives at (660) 747-9133.