The city of Wichita has released a heavily redacted public incident report from the Jan. 3 police shooting of John Quintero.
About four and a half pages of the five-page report are redacted. The reports typically detail what happened in an incident and include information from witnesses and officers involved.
The shooting occurred on the evening of Jan. 3 after 911 operators received a call of a disturbance involving a knife at an address on North Oliver.
When officers arrived, Quintero, 23, was “belligerent” and reaching for his waistband, police said. A police officer shot Quintero twice in the midsection with a rifle. He later died in the hospital.
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No knife was found on Quintero, according to police.
Quintero’s family says that police escalated the situation.
The shooting comes at a time of increased public scrutiny over police incidents.
Wichita police say they are working to be more transparent in police shootings.
Reasons for the redactions of the public report have not yet been given by city officials.