A 32-year-old man was fatally shot by a police officer after a confrontation Friday in the 4800 block of E. New Jersey, near Oliver and 31st South, according to police.
Police responded to a report of a disturbance at the residence just before midnight Friday.
When they arrived, a loud argument was going on inside the apartment, Lt. Ken Landwehr said.
Officers were on the porch when the man opened the door and walked out with a semi-automatic gun pointed at one of the officers.
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The man was ordered to drop his weapon, but he did not comply, Landwehr said. One officer then opened fire.
The man was taken to Wesley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Three adults and four children were in the home at the time of the shooting, including the man's wife and child.
There was indication that the man was intoxicated, Landwehr said.
Officers did not know why the man had opened the door, because they had not had time to knock or announce themselves.
Neither officer had drawn a gun before the man pointed the weapon at the officer.
The officer "had only milliseconds to make a decision on what this individual intended," Landwehr said.
Police are not releasing the deceased's name pending notification of relatives.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident, as is protocol on such cases. The District Attorney's Office will assist. In the meantime, the officers have been placed on administrative leave, as is the policy.