2 Kansas officers shot by suspect, expected to recover
One officer was shot in the leg and the other was shot in the arm while responding to a report of domestic violence
WICHITA, Kan. — Two police officers responding to a domestic violence call in Wichita, Kansas, were shot and wounded in the early hours of Christmas Day, authorities said.
Police were called around 1:30 a.m. Saturday for a report of domestic violence at an apartment. Police said that as the two officers made contact with a suspect, the man fired several shots.
One officer was shot in the leg. The other was shot in the arm. Both were being treated at a hospital with injuries Police Chief Gordon Ramsay described as serious but not life-threatening.
A tactical team was called and the apartment was evacuated. The suspect was later found dead of what police called a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
We’ve had two police officers shot this morning while trying to arrest a DV suspect on South Emporia. Their injuries are serious, but non-life threatening. Please pray for them and their families as we deal with this terrible incident.— Police Chief Gordon Ramsay (@chieframsay) December 25, 2021
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