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Wichita standoff ends with police killing shooter

Police say a man who was firing gunshots has been shot and killed by police.

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said officers responding to a report of an “explosion” at around 1:55 a.m. on Thursday at a south Wichita apartment heard gunshots.

KFDI-FM reports nearby apartments were evacuated.  No injuries were reported.  Ramsay says a man who was alone in the apartment was in a “mental health crisis.”  Ramsey says SWAT tried calling and texting the shooter inside the apartment without success until just before 6 a.m.

He says two officers fired multiple shots and killed the suspect.

The suspect had multiple guns, at least a rifle and a handgun.  About 30 gunshots were reported altogether.  An armored police vehicle was struck four times.

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