An Independence man is arrested after firing shots at another individual. Earlier this week, the Independence Police Department received a report of shots fired in the 300 block of S 18th Street.
Witnesses reported a gold Mercedes pulled up to a house and the driver threatened a person with a weapon. Shots were fired and the Mercedes fled the area. Officers intercepted the Mercedes and arrested the driver after a short pursuit. Officers recovered shell casings and live ammunition from two different calibers and found a suspected bullet hole in the Mercedes.
33-year-old Marcus Lawrence was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threat. Both individuals involved in the incident knew each other and the attack was not random. Police are asking residents in the area to share any surveillance camera video they think may help with the case.