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Wichita officer on leave, 2 women jailed after gun incident

May 14, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say an officer is on leave after firing shots at a car when a woman pointed a gun at him.

Lt. Jason Stephens said no one was injured in the incident that began late Monday when officers responded to a domestic violence call.

He says when an officer shined a flashlight toward a vehicle, one of two women inside pointed a handgun at the officer.

The officer fired two shots and struck the vehicle.

One woman was arrested on charges of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, being a felon in possession of a handgun and outstanding warrants. The other woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

The officer, a 23-year police veteran, is on paid administrative leave, which is protocol for officer-involved shootings.

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