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Man Killed by Hays Police Officer

KSAL Staff - August 19, 2016 8:44 am

What began with a traffic stop in Hays ended with one person being shot and killed by a police officer after a pursuit.

According to the Ellis County Attorney’s Office, at 2:33 in the afternoon a Hays Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction. When the driver did not obey commands from the officer, backup was requested.

As other officers began to arrive, the stopped vehicle sped off. A high speed pursuit ensued, that lasted several minutes.

The vehicle eventually stopped, and the driver got out. The situation escalated when the driver did not follow verbal commands.

At 2:41 one shot was fired by an officer, striking the driver. The driver, a 36-year-old male whose name was not immediately released, was killed.

The shooting is under investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, EllisĀ  County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ellis County Coroner.

 

 

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