WPD: Woman points handgun, officer fires 2 shots at vehicle

(Katie Evans)

Wichita police arrest a 30-year-old woman who they say pointed a gun at an officer late Monday.

According to police, officers responded to a domestic violence call occurring in an SUV near Harry and Seneca.

When officers arrived, they approached the vehicle and found a woman in the driver's seat and another woman leaning in an open rear passenger door.

One of the officers shined a flashlight toward the two. That's when police say the woman in the driver's seat pointed a handgun at the officer.

The officer fired two shots at the vehicle, striking the vehicle. No one was hurt.

The woman in the driver's seat, 30-year-old Katie Evans of Wichita, was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, being a felon in possession of a firearm and outstanding warrants.

The other woman, 29-year-old Ashley Bird-Allen was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

The officer who fired the shots is on paid administrative leave, per protocol for officer-involved shootings. Police the officer is a lieutenant with 23 years of service with the department.

The case will be presented to the District Attorney's Office for formal charges.