WPD Chief: Off-duty officer shoots, kills suspect in home invasion

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Tuesday night, July 3

A look into 24-year-old Christian Webb's background reveals the early Tuesday morning home invasion and shooting of an off-duty Wichita police officer at the officer's home wasn't his first run in with the law.

The early Tuesday-morning incident ended with Webb dead and the off-duty officer injured.

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay said Webb had a firearm and began ordering the off-duty officer, "giving him directions on what to do."

"At which time (the officer) was able to retrieve a handgun and a shootout ensued," Ramsay said.

The officer shot Webb multiple times. The 24-year-old died at a Wichita hospital.

Police believe he may have been responsible for car break-ins down the street from the officer's home near 21st and Maize Road.

Former neighbors say Webb was involved in multiple burglaries in their neighborhood. Court documents show he was arrested last December after breaking into a northeast Wichita home.

The officer shot once in the leg in his home early Tuesday morning was released from the hospital.


1:07 p.m.

Wichita police released more information regarding a deadly officer-involved shooting which ended with a suspect dead and an off-duty officer injured.

Police say around 3:17 a.m., near 21st and Maize Road, a masked intruder came into the officer's home through an unlocked door. He was armed with a handgun.

The suspect shot the officer in the leg, and the officer returned fire with his service weapon. The suspect was hit several times.

Both men were transported to the hospital. The suspect, identified as 24-year-old, Christian T. Webb, died from his injuries. The officer has since been treated and released.

The officer’s wife and two children were inside the home during the incident. They were not hurt.

Police say the firearm he used during the incident was stolen.

“This is a concerning incident and we are thankful the Officer has been released from the hospital and is recovering,” WPD Chief Gordon Ramsay said. “We ask the community to keep our Officer and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they work through this traumatic incident.”

10:23 a.m.

The suspect shot during a morning home invasion on an off-duty officer has died from his injuries, according to Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay.

Ramsay identified the suspect as 24-year-old Christian Webb.

Ramsay said a Webb broke into the officer's home and shot him in the leg. The officer then returned fire with his service weapon, hitting Webb several times.

Ramsay said Webb was taken to the hospital where he died.

The officer was also taken to the hospital but has since been released.


7:10 a.m.

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says an off-duty police officer shot a suspected intruder at his NW Wichita home early Tuesday. The officer was also shot.

WATCH: WPD Chief Gordon Ramsay Discusses Shooting

Ramsay says a 24-year-old man broke into the officer's home and shot him in the leg. The officer returned fire, hitting the suspect several times.

Police say the suspected intruder is hospitalized in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds.

The officer is also in the hospital. Chief Ramsay says he's in good spirits and is expected to be okay.

The Chief says there is no connection between the suspect and the officer. Ramsay also says there were some cars that had been broken into down the street from where the shooting happened.

Ramsay says the officer’s wife and children were home at the time of the shooting. They are okay but are shaken up from what happened.

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Two people were taken to the hospital with potentially critical injuries, after a shooting in NW Wichita.

Police were called to an address near 21st and Maize Road shortly after 3:00 Tuesday morning.

911 dispatchers confirm two people were taken to the hospital.

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