WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man shot his estranged wife and killed his mother-in-law before he was fatally shot by a police officer during a confrontation Wednesday at a Wichita home, authorities said.
Jason Williams, 37, of Wichita, died in the confrontation at his mother-in-law’s house, police spokesman Charley Davidson said in a news release.
Williams and his wife had recently separated and he was served with a protection from abuse order on Tuesday. He got into the home Wednesday by shooting out the front glass door, Davidson said.
Officers heard gunshots coming from the home when they arrived and saw a 36-year-old man, who was Williams’ brother-in-law, jump from a window.
The Wichita Eagle reported that Williams’ wife filed for divorce in November and had moved into her mother’s home with the children.
Court records also show he faced a misdemeanor domestic battery charge for a Dec. 9 confrontation with his wife at a medical office. He also had recently complained to a family law judge that his wife was not allowing some of his court-ordered parenting time and had made several non-emergency health care decisions for their two young children without talking to him. A court hearing in that case was pending.
This story has been corrected to show that Williams had recently complained to a family law judge that his wife was not allowing some of his court-ordered parenting time.