UPDATE: Ellsworth Officer-Involved Shooting
Associated Press - September 16, 2016 7:47 am
The Kansas Highway Patrol has released more details on an officer-involved shooting in Ellsworth County.
According the agency, multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a vehicular chase with a possibly armed subject. During the event, three officers from two jurisdictions discharged their firearms.
The subject was transported from the scene via EMS, and later flown to a hospital in Wichita. The subject is in stable condition. No law enforcement officers were injured during the event.
The shooting happened Thursday night along Kansas 156 between the towns of Holyrood and Ellsworth.
ORIGINAL: Authorities are investigating after a law enforcement officer was involved in a shooting in central Kansas.
KWCH-TV reports that a Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher says the shooting happened Thursday night along Kansas 156 between the towns of Holyrood and Ellsworth. No details were provided on who was wounded or the extent of that person’s injuries.
The patrol didn’t immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.
Ellsworth County Sheriff Tracy Ploutz declined to provide details Friday morning to the AP. He referred questions to the county prosecutor, whose phone rang unanswered early Friday.
The Ellsworth Police Department said on its Facebook page that all its officers are “okay” and expressed thanks for the “thoughts and prayers for everyone involved.”