18-year-old Caleb Douglas named as suspect shot by a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputy.
Douglas pulled a gun on the deputy after he was pulled over.
Sheriff Easter said at least 16 rounds were fired at Douglas.
Douglas crashed his vehicle into a house and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
An early morning police shooting in Wichita, Kansas, at this time looks to be out of self-defense. At a press conference on Thursday afternoon, Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter named the suspect who was shot as 18-year-old Caleb Douglas.
A Sedgwick County Sherriff’s deputy pulled Douglas over at near 11th Street North and Tyler at roughly 1:00 am on Thursday morning. During the stop, Douglas is seen on dashcam video pointing a gun out the driver side window at the deputy.
The video was not played, but still shots of the video were shown of the deputy recognizing the weapon and running back to his patrol car, at which point the driver took off.
The vehicle ended up crashing into a house in the 1500 block of North Tyler. Douglas was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died from his injuries.
Easter said that at least one shot was fired from Douglas’ gun, which resulted in a response of at least 16 shots fired returned. At this time, it is unknown how many bullets struck Douglas until results of the autopsy report is released.
The deputy responsible for the shooting has been placed on administrative leave as an investigation into the shooting begins, as is standard protocol.