Wichita standoff suspect died of multiple gunshots


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy report says the 24-year-old suspect killed in a 32-hour standoff with police in Wichita was high on meth and painkillers and died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said Jared Lee Woosypiti had been wanted for attempted first-degree murder in a July stabbing in Derby when the standoff began July 10, shortly after Woosypiti fired multiple rounds inside a Kmart while trying to rob the pharmacy. He fled to an apartment where he barricaded himself until he was shot the next day.

The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/16x8cxb ) the autopsy shows each of the four rounds that hit Woosypiti came from a distance, which corresponds with official reports that police fired upon Woosypiti, ending the standoff.

The report also says Woosypiti tested positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine, marijuana and painkillers.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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