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Suicidal man killed by Wichita police officer

Associated Press - July 4, 2014 7:10 pm

The man suspected of running over a Wichita police officer during a pursuit is now charged with aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer.

A man is dead after being shot by police who were called to a Wichita home in response to a suicidal man who needed help.

When officers arrived at the home around 1:30 p.m. Friday the man, believed to be in his 20s, ran out of the house toward officers with a weapon.

Wichita Deputy Police Chief Nelson Mosley says an officer tried to subdue the man with a stun gun, but when that didn’t work the officer fired at him.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he died at 2 p.m. Friday.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is being investigated.