Person shot and killed by police at south Wichita apartment complex

May 23, 2019 - 8:26 am

A 56-year-old man, dealing with mental issues, was shot and killed by police at the MacArthur's Lake Apartments complex this morning.

KSN News reports it happened in the 700 block of West MacArthur. SWAT was called in after a man started firing shots.

Police tried to make phone contact with the man several times. He continued to shoot at officers. 

"Those armored vehicles were hit at least four times, maybe more," said Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay. 

Several apartments were evacuated during the shooting. 

"There was well over 30 shots fired by the subject into other apartments as well," said Chief Ramsay.

The Red Cross was called for those evacuated. 

"We are allowing residents back in to get medication and pets until the crime scene is processed," said Ramsay. 

Police will be interviewing officers involved in the shooting. Police hope to release more information later today. 

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