Man killed by police in Wichita suburb

HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas police chief says an officer responding to a domestic disturbance shot and killed a man in suburban Wichita.

The Wichita Eagle reports Haysville police were called to an apartment around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and found a woman injured amid an ongoing disturbance.

Haysville Police Chief Jeff Whitfield says an officer shot the man in a confrontation, but it’s not clear if the shooting was in response to the man threatening police or harming the woman.

The woman was hospitalized. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is among the agencies looking into the shooting.

This was the Wichita area’s second fatal shooting by law enforcement in the past week. A Newton police officer answering a domestic violence call Thursday killed a man who authorities said refused to drop a hunting knife.


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