WICHITA, Kansas – New details on a shooting involving Wichita police that left a man in critical condition.
Around noon Tuesday, officers went to a home in the 2300 block of West Graber where they were told a suicidal man may have fired some shots.
According to officials, four officers went inside the house and told the man repeatedly to put down his gun, but he pointed it at officers, who then shot him.
A police spokesman confirms that officers fired their weapons and that he was shot in his lower area.
The man also has a gunshot wound to his head, but police says it’s unclear if that wound was self-inflicted or from police.
“Officers involved in this incident will now be put through a critical stress incident briefing session, and KBI and the DA’s office are working in conjunction with Wichita Police Department and investigating this incident,” said Deputy Chief Nelson Mosley, Wichita Police Department.
The man is currently in critical condition, but police expect he will survive.
Once he is released from the hospital, police say they plan to charge him with four counts of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer.