- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - An 18-year-old is dead after pointing a gun at a Sedgwick County deputy who pulled him over for driving erratically.

Sedgwick County Jeff Easter says the deputy spotted a possible impaired driver around 1 a.m. Thursday in Wichita and stopped the vehicle. The sheriff says the driver, Caleb Douglas, pointed a handgun at the deputy’s face after being asked to step out of his car.

Easter says the deputy retreated before firing at least 16 shots at the driver, who drove off before striking a house. An autopsy will show whether one of the deputy’s bullets killed Douglas, or if he killed himself.

The 32-year-old deputy has been a patrol officer for 14 months and has seven years of prior law enforcement experience.

Both he and the driver are white.



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