One day after the most recent Wichita Police Department officer-involved-shooting, the department released a high quality photo of a gun they say was dropped by the 17-year-old they shot, and a very small, very low quality image, presumably a still shot from an officer’s body camera, or a still shot from the school security camera, of a man running, with what they say is the same gun, in his hand.
This is the picture of the gun the police say they recovered, and which they say was actually struck by an officer’s bullet.
This is the image they released, of the man.
We took that image and digitally enhanced it using Adobe Lightroom, which is basically Adobe Photoshop on steroids. Due to the very small and very poor quality of the original image, we were not able to do much with the picture, but we increased the size, 8 fold, increased the exposure, and increased the clarity, and this is what we came up with. You can click the image to enlarge.
Many people on social media sites have questioned whether or not these are the same guns, or if the image in the small photo is a gun at all.
The District Attorney will decide whether or not to release the video, which is of much higher quality than this image.