The Kansas City (Mo.) Police Department and Platte County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a brief standoff late Tuesday, April 5, apprehending a suspect in a shooting that occurred earlier that day.
Authorities blocked off much of an area in the 6900th block of NW 77th Street in Platte County, located off of NW Prairie View Road near Platte Woods, Mo. starting at about 9 p.m. According to court documents, Michael Paul Foreman, 24, initially declined to come out of the house but eventually exited shortly before 11 p.m. and was taken into custody.
On Wednesday, April 6, the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office filed felony charges of armed criminal action and assault against Foreman, who remains in custody at the Clay County Detention Center in lieu of a $100,000 cash-only bond.
According to a probable cause statement, three men were inside a house on N. Mersington Avenue in Clay County, near the city of Avondale, Mo., when an argument over money broke out between the suspect and the victim. Eventually, a physical confrontation started before the fight broke up.
Foreman allegedly pointed the gun at a witness before firing a single shot at the unnamed 38-year-old victim, striking him in the head with a single round from a .22 caliber gun. Police responded to the scene at about 8:30 p.m.
The victim identified Foreman as the shooter when emergency personnel arrived. Officers tracked the suspect into Platte County to the house on NW 77th Street, which he was believed to live at with his parents.
On April 6, the Platte County Prosecutor’s Office charged Foreman with a felony for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, stemming from an investigation a month earlier. An undercover officer bought methamphetamine from him twice in March, including once at the house where the standoff took place, according to court documents.
The previous encounter apparently helped the Kansas City Police Department officers locate him the night of the standoff.
After taking him into custody, officers served a search warrant and located a .22 caliber pistol with five live rounds and one spent shell casing inside. Foreman, who has four prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance, declined to give a statement.