Haysville police have identified a man shot and killed by one of their officers as Chad Leichardt.

Police say three officers responded to a domestic disturbance Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of Sarah Lane. When they arrived, they found Leichardt, in an apartment, threatening a woman with a knife.

"Mr. Leichardt was in possession of a knife and the victim was bleeding from what appeared to be knife wounds inflicted by Mr. Leichardt.," said Haysville Police Chief Jeff Whitfield.

The officers ordered Leichardt to drop the knife. When failed to do so, he was shot.

"He continued to threaten the victim and the officers with the weapon. Officers fired one round, striking Mr. Leichardt and Mr. Leichardt was pronounced dead at the scene," Whitfield said.

All three officers are being placed on paid administrative leave, standard procedure in cases like these until the investigation is completed.

Police say they'd been called to the home for domestic disturbances between the couple at least twice before and that this fight had been going on for several hours by the time someone called 911.

Records with the Kansas Department of Corrections show Chad Leichardt had just been released on parole last month.  He'd been serving time at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility on multiple charges, including making criminal threats and fleeing from police.


A Haysville police officer shot and killed a man Tuesday morning following a domestic disturbance in an apartment complex.

Officers arrived in the 400 block of Sarah Lane to find an active dispute between a man and a woman.

Police say there were multiple officers in the apartment when the shooting occurred, but no shots were exchanged between the officer and the man.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene. The woman was taken to the hospital to be treated for her injuries.

The incident is currently being investigated by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, the Sedgwick County District Attorney's office and the KBI.


Haysville police are on the scene of a deadly shooting in the 400 block of Sarah Lane.

Sedgwick County dispatchers tell us the call came out as a domestic disturbance. Right now, details about what led up to the shooting or who fired the shots have not been released.

Originally, extra law enforcement were called to the scene, but that has since been shut down.

Eyewitness News is on the scene, look for a live report from Hannah Davis coming up on Eyewitness News at Noon.  You can also follow Hannah on Twitter - @KWCHHannah.