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Family speaks out after police shoot ex-marine

WICHITA, Kansas - Many questions still surround an officer involved in a shooting that left a man dead.

Police responded to a suicide call by a resident at in the 7800 block of E Clay on Friday at 1pm.

When officers reached the scene, they say that 26-year-old Icarus Randolph charged at them with a knife.

One officer pulled his gun and shot Randolph 3 to 4 times.

Randolph was transported to a local hospital where he was announced dead.

The family of Icarus Randolph held a press conference at the home where the shooting took place.

Family members expressed that Randolph was an ex-marine who needed help, and that he was not a threat.

"He was murdered here yesterday and they're calling him a suspect, he was a victim, he was a citizen, we called for help," said Ida Allen, sister of Icarus Randolph.

"The officer noticed at that time as well a knife in the suspects hand and he at that point pulled his service weapon," said Deputy Chief Nelson Mosley, of the Wichita Police Department.

The two WPD officers involved in the incident have been put on administrative leave as the investigation continues.

The family says that they will be holding a vigil tonight at McAdams Park that will begin at 8pm.

 

 

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