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Posted on: March 8, 2021

KC North man charged in January shooting incident at Missouri Highway Patrol

For Immediate Release

March 8, 2021

A Kansas City North man faces multiple felony counts for discharging an assault rifle after he pulled into the Missouri Highway Patrol's Troop A Headquarters in Lee's Summit on Jan. 4, 2021, and for also pointing the weapon in a threatening way before he was shot by troopers, supported by Lee's Summit Police Department officers, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

Tayland Rahim, dob: 1/1/1993, faces two counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon.*

According to court records filed Monday, the defendant's pickup on Jan. 4, 2021, entered the parking lot of Missouri Highway Patrol's Troop A. The defendant exited the vehicle with an assault rifle. He raised the rifle and appeared to fire it. He then appeared to reload the weapon as he continued to walk through the parking lot. A highway patrol sergeant told investigators that he gave commands to the suspect to drop the rifle. Instead, the defendant raised the rifle and pointed it at the sergeant, who fired at the suspect. Another trooper, alerted by the gunshot, fired at the defendant from inside Troop A. The trooper said he feared for his life, the sergeant's life and for Lee's Summit Police officers who also had responded to the shootings. Video surveillance supported these accounts.

Rahim is recovering from multiple injuries. He was in the hospital Monday. Prosecutors requested he be placed on a monitoring device while recovering.

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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