Fred Burton Killed by Wichita Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
727 W MacArthur Rd
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Police were called just before 2 a.m. to reports of an explosion at MacArthur's Lake Apartments. Police arrived to hear gunfire coming from the complex. Officers were unable to make contact with a suspect by phone, but police determined the man's identity and that he was having a mental health crisis. Fred Burton allegedly fired on armored vehicles, striking them at least four times. Just before 6 a.m., two officers shot and killed Burton.

Victim's Name: Fred Burton

Agency Responsible: Wichita Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 56

Race: White

Date of Death: May 23, 2019

County: Sedgwick

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Washington Post Database ID: 4760

Geography: Suburban

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