Woman arrested after pointing gun at Wichita police officer

Ted Woodward
May 14, 2019 - 2:01 pm

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Two women were arrested in the southwest part of Wichita, after one of them pointed a gun at a police officer.

Late Monday night, police responded to Seneca & Harry to the report of a disturbance involving a firearm; officers noticed a vehicle matching the description in an alley-way behind a vacant building.

As they approached the vehicle on foot, there was a 30-year-woman in the SUV in the driver's seat, and a 29-year-old woman leaning into the vehicle through an open door. An officer shined a flashlight on them, and the woman in the front seat pointed a handgun at the officer. Police Lt. Jason Stephens says the officer then fired two shots, which both hit the car.

The woman with the gun was apprehended on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, felon in possession of a firearm, and outstanding arrest warrants. The other woman, a 29-year-old, was also arrested for an outstanding warrant.

A handgun was recovered from the SUV; the car had been stolen out of El Dorado.

The officer who fired the weapon is a Lieutenant, and a 23-year veteran of the Department; per protocol, that officer has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

 

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