LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — An armed man who was shot by police during a confrontation last weekend in a Kansas City suburb is charged with two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.
Jackson County prosecutors say 45-year-old James B. Shade of Lee’s Summit is accused of discharging a firearm from an apartment and exhibiting a weapon in a threatening manner.
Lee’s Summit police have said officers had responded to a report late Friday of a man threatening to harm himself when the man fired a shotgun through an apartment door before he emerged. Police say the man refused officers’ demands to drop his weapon and was shot with less-lethal rounds. But investigators say the man continued to approach officers and was shot.
Online court records don’t show whether Shade has an attorney.