The Wichita Kansas Police Department responded to a domestic dispute involving a suicidal person with a gun on Saturday evening. Officers were aware of the gun before they entered the home.
According to KSN, “While officers were inside the home, they retrieved a gun from under a bedroom pillow. While the officers were retrieving the gun, a mid-sized dog charged at an officer. The officer pulled his gun and shot at the dog. The officer missed the dog. The shot struck the floor and broke into fragments. One of the fragments ricocheted and struck a 9-year-old girl in the forehead just above her eye. She was treated and released from the hospital.”
Danielle Maples, the mother of the girl injured by the fragment from the officer’s shot, tells KWCH she was appalled by what happened.
“I’m mortified because there were so many things that could have been done differently but were not,” she said.
The man that was reported as suicidal was brought in for a mental health exam.
The officer that shot the gun is on administrative leave until a thorough investigation is conducted.
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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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