One man was taken into custody after allegedly firing a gun in the 300 block of West McKinney St. in Neosho Thursday night.
Police chief Dave McCracken said officers were dispatched at 9:39 p.m. after neighbors reported hearing shots fired.
“We had reports of gunshots up there,” said McCracken. “We went up there and looked around and narrowed it down to this house and talked with the people there. We ended up taking a person into custody for a 96-hour mental evaluation. We cannot substantiate the gunshots, but a lot of people heard them.”
McCracken said no one saw the man shooting the gun, but after talking to him, officers determine that for everyone’s safety, he needed to be evaluated.
“He was talking about possibly doing harm to himself, and we felt like, due to his mental situation at the time, that he needed professional evaluation beyond our scope,” the police chief said.
Earlier in the evening, McCracken said officers responded at 6:32 p.m. to the intersection of Business Interstate 49 and Baxter St. in reference to an individual with a gun. He said officers were unable to locate anything suspicious, and no one was able to provide police information to lead them to such a subject.