Archive for Saturday, January 14, 2012

Police: Woman shot by officer had knife

January 14, 2012


— Police say an officer shot and critically wounded a woman because she was going after another woman with a knife.

The Wichita Eagle said the shooting happened Friday night.

Police Lt. Ken Landwehr said a 53-year woman pulled out a lockblade knife while four officers were trying to restrain the other woman. The woman with the knife cut the other woman’s blouse and undergarments.

Landwehr said one of the officers was between the two women when the 53-year-old started to go after the younger woman again. That’s when the officer shot the 53-year-old once.

The younger woman was only scratched.

The officer involved in the shooting was put on administrative leave. Landwehr says police will be reporting to the district attorney’s office about possible charges against the 53-year-old woman.


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