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West-side standoff ends with man killing himself

A Wichita man is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot after police were called to the 9700 block of West Bella Vista on Saturday night.

Police responded to the scene following a domestic violence report. When police arrived shortly after 8 p.m. in the neighborhood between Tyler and Maize Road, the man fired one shot outside the house before retreating inside and shutting himself inside with three children, according to KFDI news reports.

For more than three hours, traffic was diverted around the neighborhood and neighbors were asked to stay in their basements. Police had entered the home and were talking with the man through a closed bedroom door when he fired another shot. The children were safely removed from the home.

The man was pronounced dead around 11 p.m., according to KFDI.

Sgt Bart Brunscheen, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department, said Sunday that more details of the standoff and shooting are expected to be released on Monday.

Contributing: Hurst Laviana of The Eagle

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