WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Recently released court documents say a Wichita police officer shot and wounded a man in July after he yelled “I wanna die” and pulled a pouch from his waistband that the officer believed was a gun.
The affidavit says Christian Joel Washington’s mother told him he needed to leave after he showed up at his grandfather’s house despite having a no-contact order and then called police. His aunt said Washington talked about eating drugs and said he’d “rather be dead” if he can’t be with family.
The affidavit says Washington was shot in a nearby field when he drew his right hand out of his waistband. He’s jailed on $100,000 bond on charges of felony criminal threat and violating a protection order.