Man dies after standoff with police at west Wichita home
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The standoff at the 500 block of North Milstead has resulted in the death of one person.
Police say that a 39-year-old man fired a shot at two people inside the house. When officers arrived, the armed suspect ran inside the house where two other people where. Officers and the swat team surrounded the house and began "descalation tactics."
Police say the two inside the house got out unharmed.
Around 10:30 a.m., SWAT entered the house. Officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect until the suspect was hit and died from the gunshot wound.
Wichita police are involved in a standoff with a suspect who allegedly fired a gun at someone in a home on the city's west side.
Officers responded at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday to a shooting in the 500 block of North Milstead, near Central and 119th Street. Police spokesperson Chad Ditch said officers arrived and made contact with a woman and child outside the house.
"As officers were on scene there, speaking to the female, they witnessed a male run into the residence with a gun in his hand," Officer Ditch said. "At this point, the adult female would officers that there were other individuals still inside the residence."
Police confirmed no one had been shot, and the others inside the home exited a short time later. As of 10 a.m., the 39-year-old suspect was the only person in the home.
Officer Ditch said the incident began as an argument and that the suspect fired a shot at someone inside the home.
Negotiators have made contact with the suspect and were working to get him to surrender. Officer Ditch added that the suspect has an outstanding warrant for aggravated kidnapping. His name has not been released.