Police Identify Man Shot in Raytown
RAYTOWN - Raytown police have identified the twenty-six-year-old man who died this Thursday as 26 year old Robert G. Long.
Police went to Long's apartment after receiving a call that involved him threatening his roommate. 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.
Officers on foot encountered the armed man outside of the house and the shooting took place. After being disarmed, an ambulance took him to an area hospital for treatment of the gunshot wound he received.
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.