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Wichita police chief encourages 9 p.m. routine after deadly home invasion

Published: Jul. 5, 2018 at 7:36 PM CDT
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Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay released more information on Thursday regarding a deadly home invasion at the home of an officer.

Ramsay said the suspect in the case, Christian Webb, entered the officer's home, located near 21st and Maize Road, through an open garage door in the early morning hours of July 3.

Once inside, he said, Webb shot the officer in the leg with a Smith & Wesson 9mm M&P. The officer then returned fire with his service weapon. He shot Webb multiple times, killing him.

He said the gun Webb used was stolen from a vehicle at the Best Buy in New Market Square on June 17.

Ramsay said the incident is a good reminder for homeowners to be vigilant and make sure their homes and vehicles are secure at all times.

"Lock up your house at 9 o'clock and make sure your doors are shut," said Ramsay.

The chief said there's no indication that Webb and the officer had any prior dealings with each other. Detectives have yet to confirm the incident was random.

The case remains under investigation.