Man dies of apparent suicide in NW Wichita

Phil Hildebrand
November 10, 2019 - 8:57 pm

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Police are investigating after a rape suspect died in an apparent suicide in northwest Wichita.

Officers were called to the Wal-Mart at 21st and Maize Road around 2 AM Sunday morning to check on the welfare of a man in the parking lot.

Officers tried to approach the man at first, but took cover and kept their distance after observing that the man was armed with a gun.

Investigators say officers tried to defuse the situation, but the man ended up killing himself in their presence.

The man's identity has not been released. No other injuries were reported.

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