Crime & Courts

Update: 1 in critical condition, 1 arrested in shooting

A 37-year-old man is in critical condition after Wichita police say he was shot in the back by his girlfriend early Friday, Officer Charley Davidson said.

Police responded to the 4500 block of East Bayley at about 1 a.m. That’s near Lincoln and Oliver.

The couple was in their shared house with two other adults and three teenagers — ages 15 and 17 — when they began to argue. The 40-year-old woman grabbed a handgun and fired one shot, Davidson said.

She was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery and three counts of child endangerment. Two of the teenagers were the couple’s, Davidson said.

Police are still interviewing those involved. It was not immediately known Friday morning what the argument was about.

Nichole Manna: 316-269-6752, @NicholeManna