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Man shoots brother in front of undercover Kansas City police officer

  • Published Friday, May 23, 2014, at 6:11 p.m.

Jackson County prosecutors accused a man of shooting his brother in the back Thursday morning in front of an undercover Kansas City police officer.

The officer was sitting in a vehicle when he saw a man following another man along the 5200 block of Prospect Avenue about 7:35 a.m. The second man raised his arm and fired four shots at the first man, hitting him in the back. The gunman ran into a home, exited and ran into a laundromat next door.

The victim told police he went to the laundromat where his brother works to fight him. As they fought, his brother tried to hit him with a stick then dropped it and went into his home. The victim said he started walking away then heard gunshots.

Police arrested Sean Norton, 43, at the laundromat. He gave inconsistent stories about what happened, according to court records, but later told police he shot the victim after a fight then ditched the gun over a fence.

Prosecutors charged Norton with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action. He remained in jail Friday in lieu of a $100,000 bond.

Christine Vendel, cvendel@kcstar.com

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