Family of Wichita man killed by police demand federal probe

John Paul Quintero (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) – The family of a 23-year-old Wichita man who was fatally shot by police is demanding $10 million in damages.

Supporters are also demanding the Justice Department investigate the killing of John Paul Quintero. Sunflower Community Action says in a news release that supporters plan to deliver on Wednesday a petition with nearly 90,000 signatures to the local FBI office.

Police contend the two officers were responding to a report that a drunken man armed with a knife was attempting to get inside the home when they found Quintero and his father inside a vehicle parked outside, and ordered them to step out.

Police say during an exchange, one officer used a stun gun. Another officer shot him as Quintero allegedly reached toward his waistband.

No charges have been filed.

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