Three Kansas deputies were shot and wounded and a trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol was bitten by a K-9 during a shooting Monday morning in Dodge City.
The male suspect was killed in a gunfight with law enforcement. A female in the suspect’s vehicle was critically wounded, KWCH reports.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says the incident began around 9 a.m., the Clark County Sheriff’s Office tried to stop a vehicle driven by a wanted suspect, but the driver fled. Deputies started chasing the vehicle north toward Dodge City. Deputies from the Ford County Sheriff’s Office and troopers from the Kansas Highway Patrol then joined the pursuit. Once the suspect’s vehicle came to a stop, gunfire was exchanged.
Two deputies from the Ford County Sheriff’s Office were shot. One is in serious condition and was transported to a Wichita hospital. The second deputy is in good condition. A deputy from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office was also shot and is in serious condition. He was also transported to Wichita.