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Wichita police officer in critical condition after being shot multiple times; suspect dead

A Kansas police officer was in critical condition Saturday night after being shot multiple times by a suspect during a call in Wichita, police said. 

The suspect opened fire on two officers who were attempting to conduct a welfare check at the home in the southern part of the city around 10:15 p.m. local time, Wichita Police Capt. Wendell Nicholson told reporters in a late-night briefing

The officer was rushed to a hospital. 

Wichita Police Capt. Wendell Nicholson briefs reporters about the Saturday night shooting that left an officer in critical condition. (Wichita Police)

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The suspect continued to fire as more officers arrived and was killed in a shootout. 

The officers were attempting to check on a woman who was inside the home along with another woman at the time of the shooting, Nicholson said without going into further detail. 

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Neither the slain officer nor the suspect has been identified by police. 

There were no reports of any other officers being shot. 

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