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Officers justified in standoff shooting, DA says

Published on -12/5/2013, 8:58 AM

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The Sedgwick County district attorney says law enforcement officers were justified in a fatal shooting that ended a 32-hour standoff at an apartment complex.

District Attorney Marc Bennett said Wednesday no officers will be charged in the death of 24-year-old Jared Woosypiti.

Woosypiti holed up at the Southlake Village Apartments in south Wichita for 32 hours last July before dying in a gunfight.

Bennett said Woosypiti fired at officers twice before they shot him. The fatal shooting came only after officers used several other tactics to end the standoff, including tear gas and water cannons.

Bennett says during the standoff, Woosypiti said he wouldn't go back to prison and threatened to set off explosives.

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