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Assault of a Lee’s Summit Police Officer
June 22, 2012
A 17-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with two felony charges after firing a gun at a Lee’s Summit police officer on Thursday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Ash-Od L. Chavez faces Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer 2nd Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.
According to court records, a caller reported to police a man outside an apartment complex building with a pistol. A responding officer ordered Chavez to stop walking away from him, but Chavez continued to move away, then he fired two shots at the officer. The officer continued to pursue until he saw a group of children and stopped, concerned about more gunfire. But police soon caught and arrested Chavez, who told police he fired at the officer because he didn’t want to get caught with a gun.
Prosecutors requested a bond of $200,000 cash only.