Wichita man arrested for shooting at police officers

June 05, 2020 - 12:13 pm

    Police have arrested 28-year-old Henry Parker of Wichita in connection with shots being fired at officers during an unlawful assembly late Monday night; the incident happened in the northwest part of Wichita near 21st & Arkansas. 

    Police say Parker fired multiple shots at responding officers. One officer’s helmet was hit by bullet pieces that ricocheted near officers. Police believe a second officer’s helmet was grazed by a bullet.

    Investigators say they used witness interviews, technology, and community tips to identify Parker. They arrested him Thursday in the 3800 block of W. 21st Street, near 21st & I-235.

    Officers booked him on two counts of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, 20 counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, one count of discharge a firearm at an occupied vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, and outstanding warrants.

    Police say they will present the case to the district attorney’s office when they are finished investigating.

    They say Parker has been arrested before. They say he was convicted of fleeing and eluding law enforcement, theft, criminal possession of a firearm on school property, aggravated weapons violations, felon in possession of a firearm, and criminal threats.

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