WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A quiet Christmas morning quickly turned into an unbelievable scene for those at the Shores Apartments complex located in the 2600 block of S. Emporia.
Two Wichita police officers were shot and received non-life-threatening injuries after investigating a domestic violence report. Police say the suspect, 24-year-old Malik Rogers, resisted arrest and fired several shots. One officer was shot in the leg. The other was shot in the arm.
“The parking lot, and even the mailboxes, were police cars,” said Linda Bayliff, who lives in the area. “This whole entire parking lot was police cars, and then, there was some policemen on that sidewalk. The parking lot was just packed.”
“I heard a holler and out back and just quite a few officers standing there with guns,” said Jackie Rogers, who lives in the area. “I was afraid it was my neighbor just on the other side of the wall from me because they were pointing toward her place.”
A tactical team was called.
“They were right outside my back door, but the way they were pointing their firearms, I was scared to death that it was one of these guys, and it was,” Rogers said.
Rogers found out later it was her neighbor Malik who died of what police call a self-inflicted gunshot.
“He was just so young,” Rogers said. “You know, that really breaks my heart. He’s just so young. I feel like I’m reading a book, or this is on TV or something.”
Police say Malik Rogers did have a felony criminal history. Investigators are still working to figure out what led to the domestic violence incident resulting in Saturday’s shooting.