- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities were investigating Sunday after police fatally shot a 23-year-old man who allegedly threatened to kill people at a Wichita home.

Police said the shooting happened Saturday night after two officers responded to a report that a drunken man armed with a knife was attempting to get inside a home. Two officers found 23-year-old John Paul Quintero and his 44-year-old father inside an SUV parked outside the home.

Officers ordered the men to get out of the vehicle. The 44-year-old man complied, but his son verbally threatened officers and refused to follow orders to show his hands and put them on the SUV, investigators said in a news release. Police said one officer used a stun gun but it had no effect on Quintero. When he reached toward his waistband and took a step toward the officer, the other officer shot Quintero twice in his midsection, police said. He died early Sunday at a Wichita hospital.

Detectives later learned that Quintero had gotten into a fight with the 21-year-old male homeowner, threatened to kill people at the home and held a knife to the throat of a 21-year-old woman. Family members told police that Quintero also assaulted and threatened his father with the knife. Police said Quintero followed his father when he left the home and got inside the SUV.

The statement from police didn’t say whether a knife was found on Quintero after he was shot, and police didn’t immediately respond to an email from The Associated Press on Sunday.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave. Police said they were cooperating with all investigating agencies, including the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office.

“Our thoughts go out to the family of Mr. Quintero and the officers and their families involved in the incident,” Interim Police Chief Nelson Mosley said in a written statement. “We are committed to an open and honest investigation.”

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