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Police Locate Woman Seen in Video, Metro Squad Disbands

Press Release

For Release:                June 12, 2018

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

Police Locate Woman Seen in Video, Metro Squad Disbands

Raytown MO – Police have contacted the unknown black female seen in surveillance video at Applebee’s prior to the incident where a man suffered a gunshot on June 8, 2018.  The Metro Squad, investigating the shooting of Sammy Holmes, a 30-year-old Kansas City, Kansas man, sought the public’s help in identifying a black female.

Late last night, June 11, 2018, the Metro Squad disbanded and the investigation will continue with the Raytown Police Department. The Metro Squad convened on June 9, 2018, with many investigators from both sides of the state line participating in the investigation. Metro Squad activations are typically three days in length.

Police continue to ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Chief Lynch and the Raytown Police Department wish to thank each member of the Metro Squad staff for their hard work.

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Metro Squad Seeks Identity of Female, Releases Video

Press Release

For Release:                June 10, 2018

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

Metro Squad Seeks Identity of Female, Releases Video  

Raytown MO – The Metro Squad, investigating the shooting of Sammy Holmes, a 30 year old Kansas City, Kansas man, seeks the public’s help in identifying a black female seen in surveillance video at Applebee’s prior to the incident where Sammy Holmes suffered a gunshot. The female was seen in video wearing a dark sleeveless shirt and patterned shorts or skirt.  Investigators wish to speak with the female. The female is asked to call TIPS Hotline so that investigators may contact her.

The female is pictured in a surveillance video segment, which was released by police this afternoon. The video may be viewed at this link: https://youtu.be/XyHUPCzOYcU.

Police are also seeking tips on the incident itself. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

The incident occurred at approximately 5:57 PM on 06-08-18, in the Applebee’s parking lot, 9330 E. 350 Highway.

The Metro Squad convened on June, 9, 2018, and the investigation is ongoing.

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Man Dies from Gunshot Wound, Metro Squad Activated

Press Release

For Release:                June 9, 2018

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

Man Dies from Gunshot Wound, Metro Squad Activated

Raytown MO – Sammy Holmes, a 30 year old Kansas City, Kansas man, died overnight after being shot in the parking lot of Applebee’s, 9330 E. 350 Highway. Raytown Police requested the assistance of the Metro Squad. The Metro Squad, consisting of 13 detectives, convened today, June 9, 2018.

The incident occurred in a high traffic shopping area and along 350 Highway. Police believe that someone may have seen the incident or activity that will be valuable to the investigation. Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

The shooting occurred at approximately 5:57 PM yesterday, 06-08-18. Officers were called to the parking lot of Applebee’s for a report of shots fired. Moments after officers arrived, it was reported that a car had crashed nearby at Sonic, 9014 E. 350 Highway, and Holmes was lying in the street. It was discovered that Holmes had been shot. It was believed that Holmes had been shot in the parking lot of Applebee’s then was found near Sonic. Holmes was transported to an area hospital for treatment where he later died. The investigation is ongoing. No suspect information is available at this time.

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Shots Fired Sends One to the Hospital

Press Release

For Release:                June 8, 2018

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

Shots Fired Sends One to the Hospital

Raytown MO – At approximately 5:57 PM today, 06-08-18, officers were called to the parking lot of Applebee’s, 9330 E. 350 Highway, for a report of shots fired. Moments after officers arrived, it was reported that a car had crashed nearby at Sonic, 9014 E. 350 Highway, and man was lying in the street. It was discovered that the man had been shot. It was believed that the man had been shot in the parking lot of Applebee’s was the same man that was found near Sonic.

The man was transported to an area hospital for treatment. He was listed in critical condition. The investigation was underway. No victim or suspect information is available at this time.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Man Charged After Shooting, Standoff

Press Release

For Release:                June 3, 2018

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

Man Charged After Shooting, Standoff

Raytown MO- The Office of Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney, has charged Larry B. Sommerville, a 52 year old Raytown man, with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, a Class D Felony. Bond has been set at $25,000. The charges stem from a shooting and standoff that occurred yesterday (June 2, 2018.) Detectives from both agencies continue to investigate, with future charges possible.

On the morning of June 2, 2018, police officers were called to an apartment in the 10300 block of 63rd Street for an adult male resident, who was wounded. When officers arrived, they learned that the man had been shot by Sommerville, within the same building, overnight. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and was later released and was expected to recover.  Missouri State Highway Patrol investigators arrived to investigate the incident, with Raytown officers assisting.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol SWAT team was summoned to the scene, due to the dangerous nature of the incident. Sommerville refused to communicate with police and exit the apartment peacefully. Eventually, a form of “tear gas” was introduced into Sommerville’s apartment. Several minutes later, Sommerville was taken into custody. Sommerville was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation and was later released to police.

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Arrest Made After Overnight Shooting, Standoff

Press Release

For Release:                June 2, 2018

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

Arrest Made After Overnight Shooting, Standoff

Raytown MO- At approximately 6:50 AM today, June 2, 2018, police officers were called to an apartment in the 10300 block of 63rd Street for an adult male resident, who was wounded. When officers arrived, they learned that the man had been shot by an adult male neighbor, within the same building, overnight. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and was later released and was expected to recover.  Missouri State Highway Patrol investigators arrived to investigate the incident, with Raytown officers assisting.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol SWAT team was summoned to the scene, due to the dangerous nature of the incident. The neighbor (suspect,) refused to communicate with police and exit the apartment peacefully. Eventually, a form of “tear gas” was introduced into the suspect’s apartment. Several minutes later, the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation and was later released to police.

The suspect is in custody but has not been charged at this time. Detectives from both agencies continue to investigate.

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Police Take Teen into Custody Regarding School Threats

Press Release

For Release:                February 26, 2018

Prepared By:               Captain Dyon Harper

Police Take Teen into Custody Regarding School Threats

Raytown MO- At about 10:45 AM Monday (February 26, 2018) Raytown Detectives took a 14-year-old female Raytown School District student into custody regarding social media threats made yesterday, toward Raytown schools. The student did not attend school today, nor was she on a school bus today. Detectives learned that the photos that contained images of firearms were actually copied from another social media profile from out of state. The student did not physically possess the firearms. The student admitted that she made the threat because she did not want to go to school today. The Raytown School District has been advised of the apprehension. The student was transported to the Jackson County Juvenile Justice Center. There is no evidence of any other threat to safety associated with this incident.

The Raytown Police Department would like to thank the Raytown School District and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for their immediate assistance in the investigation. The Raytown Police Department also appreciates the Jackson County Juvenile Justice Center, the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for their assistance with school security and extension of resources.

Raytown Police were originally contacted by a different Raytown School District student and their parent regarding possible threats to Raytown schools, which mentioned today’s date, 02-26-18. The threats were made through images that were being spread through social media. The police received hundreds of calls and messages regarding the photos. An investigation was immediately launched and police worked with the Raytown School District to bring the investigation to a successful conclusion.

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