Police: Off-duty officer fatally shoots intruder in his Wichita homePosted: Updated:
Wichita's police chief says an off-duty officer shot and killed an intruder at his home early Tuesday morning.
Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said at around 3:15 a.m., the officer, his wife and two kids were awakened by an intruder in their home on North Stoney Point Court, near 21st Street and Maize Road.
"The intruder had a firearm and began ordering the off-duty officer, giving him directions on what to do," Chief Ramsay said. "The off-duty officer was able to retrieve a handgun and a shootout ensued."
The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Christian Webb, was shot several times and later died.
The officer was hit in the leg and has been released from the hospital. His wife and two children were shaken but physically unharmed, Ramsay said.
"Obviously this incident at the heart of many of us," Ramsay said. "We still don't know whether this was a targeted event or if it was random."
Ramsay said a couple of nearby vehicles were broken into, and investigators believe Webb may have been responsible. He also said there was no forced entry into the officer's home and that a door may have been unlocked.
"This is everybody's nightmare to wake up to: to an intruder in your home with a weapon and threatening you and your family. And we are very thankful that the officer should recover without any issues."
The incident remains under investigation.
An off-duty police officer and a suspect have been rushed to the hospital following a home invasion and shootout in the officer's northwest Wichita home.
Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said someone broke into the Wichita officer's home in the 1900 block of North Stoney Point Court, near 21st and Maize, just before 3:30 Tuesday morning. He said the officer and the suspect got into a shootout.
The suspect was shot several times and the officer was hit in the leg. Both were rushed to the hospital. The 24-year-old suspect is in critical condition.
Ramsay say the officer was in good spirits as he went into surgery and is expected to be okay. He says the officer's wife and two children were home at the time, and were not hurt. He says they are shaken, but safe.
"You never like to receive a call that," Ramsay said, "I mean, that it is a nightmare to receive a call that an officer was shot. It's very concerning."
Ramsay doesn't know if the officer was a target or if it was random.
Police are investigating the scene. They say some cars down the street have been broken into, but do not know if it is related.
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