Andrew Finch’s Niece Fights For Her Life From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Adelina Finch, the 18-year-old niece of Andrew Finch is currently fighting for her life after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday night

  • Adelina was forced to walk over her dying uncle after he was shot by Officer Justin Rapp on December 28, 2017

  • Family members say Adelina has never been the same since her uncle’s death

  • After the death of her mother Andrew was a father figure for Adelina

  • Doctors are not able to remove the bullet that severed a portion of her brain stem

Just barely one year after Wichita Police Officer Justin Rapp shot and killed 28-year-old Andrew Finch following a swatting call, his 18-year-old niece Adelina Finch is fighting a losing battle for her life after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday night.

Family members say Adelina was one of the most bright and caring people they had ever known, but after the death of her uncle Andrew she began fighting severe depression issues. After Adelina’s mother passed away, Andrew acted as a father figure for her. On the night Andrew was shot, WPD officers forced then 17-year-old Adelina to step over Andrew’s body as he lay dying in the entryway of their home.

Ever since the tragic murder of Andrew, Adelina became extremely withdrawn. Lisa Finch, Andrew’s mother and Adelina’s grandmother/legal guardian said she would not talk to anybody about the shooting. She refused to talk to professionals, and even hearing Andrew’s name would cause Adelina to walk out of the room.

On Thursday morning, tearful family members stood in St Francis’ Surgical Intensive Care Unit as they were told a decision needed to be made for transplants since Adelina is a donor. The bullet severed Adelina’s brain stem and caused significant brain swelling. Doctors say they are not able to remove the bullet, leaving little to no hope of recovery. Even with medications pushed to the max levels, hospital staff say Adelina’s condition is currently not sustainable.

While family members have accepted the worst case scenario, at this time there is no further information on memorials or any after-death activities.

If you or somebody you know is suffering from thoughts of suicide, you can call the Lifeline 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.



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Meko Haze is an independent journalist by day... and an independent journalist by night.

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