Wichita police officer shot woman after she pointed gun

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman was shot by a Wichita police officer Wednesday after she pointed a handgun at the officer’s partner, authorities said.

Officers were investigating a report of a stolen vehicle at a Red Roof Inn in east Wichita when the confrontation occurred. Officers were talking to the woman near a car when she pulled a handgun and pointed it an officer, police spokesman Capt. Kevin Kochenderfer said.

The officer’s partner fired one shot at the woman, hitting her, he said. The woman was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive.

Her name was not released.

Kochenderfer said officers have responded to numerous nuisance complaints at the hotel recently, including assaults, stolen vehicles and underage parties.

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