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Sedgwick County DA Says Jared Woosypiti Shooting Was Justified

Sedgwick County district attorney Marc Bennett says law enforcement officers were justified in fatally shooting 24-year-old Jared Woosypiti during a 32-hour standoff.

Bennett said yesterday that no officers will be charged in his death.

Woosypiti holed up at the Southlake Village Apartments in Wichita for 32 hours last July, before dying in a gunfight with police.

Bennett said Woosypiti fired at officers twice before they shot him.

The fatal shooting came only after officers used several other tactics to end the standoff, including tear gas and water cannons.

Bennett says during the standoff, Woosypiti said he wouldn't go back to prison and threatened to set off explosives.