SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon after an incident that led to an officer involved shooting.
Just after 11:30p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to report of a disturbance with a firearm in the area of Seneca and Harry, according to Lt. Jason Stephens.
As police arrived, they encountered a maroon SUV that matched a description of the suspect vehicle. When they approached the vehicle on foot, a woman occupant later identified as 30-year-old Katy Evans of Wichita pointed a gun at one of the officers. The officer responded by firing two shots at Evans. She was not wounded and was arrested without further incident.
Evans was booked on requested charges that include aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and felon in possession of a firearm, according to Stephens. She was also wanted for failure to appear and a violation of offender registration.
Police continue to investigate the original disturbance and are attempting to identify all the individuals involved, according to Stephens.
The officer is a 23-year police veteran and is on paid administrative leave, which is protocol for officer-involved shootings.