One person dies after standoff with Wichita SWAT team

May 25, 2022 GMT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 39-year-old man died after he exchanged gunfire with members of a Wichita SWAT team after a lengthy standoff on Wednesday, police said.

Officers were called to a home in west Wichita after a report of a shooting. The officers found a woman and child in the front yard and saw a man with a gun go into a home, Wichita Officer Chad Ditch said.

Other people who were in the house were able to leave the home a short time later, Ditch said.

After about nine hours, SWAT team members entered the home and exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was killed, Ditch said, KSNW-TV reported.

No other injuries were reported.

Ditch said the suspect and the residents of the home knew each other but their relationship was not immediately available.

Ditch said the suspect was wanted on an aggravated kidnapping warrant not related to Wednesday’s confrontation.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating.