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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Lee's Summit man charged in weekend shooting at another vehicle

For Immediate Release

Oct. 30, 2017

A Lee's Summit man has been charged in an incident Saturday that resulted in the defendant shooting at another vehicle with four passengers, including two small children, just before rollover accident in Lee's Summit, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Alex M. Latta, dob: 2/18/1996, faces Assault 1st Degree, two counts of Armed Criminal Action, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of an Illegal Weapon, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance.*

According to court records, Lee's Summit police responded to a rollover accident at NW Murray Road and NW O'Brien Road and found a truck on its roof off of the roadway. Strew in the grass were numerous items, including guns and drugs. A man and his wife told police they were at The Oaks Apartments to turn around, when a truck bumped them, pointed a weapon at their vehicle, which had two small children in addition to them inside, and then drove around them until it later wrecked.A witness told police that the defendant fired a shot at the victim's vehicle.

Prosecutors requested a $150,000 bond.

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur

Director of Communication

Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office

Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor

Work   : (816) 881-3812

Mobile: (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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