Police: Deadly west-side standoff began with domestic-violence incident

New details emerged today about a standoff involving Wichita police and a man who apparently shot and killed himself in a house Saturday night after a domestic-violence incident involving his girlfriend.

Police removed three children from the home, in the 9700 block of West Bella Vista, before the shooting occurred, police Lt. Kevin Vaughn said.

The police SWAT team was deployed.

It apparently began with an argument and injury to the man’s girlfriend, who received four stitches to her head. The boyfriend shot himself after leaving her at a hospital, Vaughn said.