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Suspect shot, officer injured in confrontation in Wichita

January 10, 2019

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A police officer is in fair condition and a 29-year-old man is in serious condition after a shooting in downtown Wichita.

Dep. Chief Troy Livingston says incident began when officers arrived at the Sedgwick County Division of Corrections Thursday to serve the man with a warrant for aggravated assault.

Livingston says when officers approached the man’s vehicle, he intentionally backed into a U.S. Marshal’s vehicle behind him.

He then drove forward, hit a pillar and then ran into a wall across the street. Livingston says it is unclear if a Wichita police officer was pinned or hit by the car during the confrontation.

Other officers fired and the man was hit several times.

A person who was in the vehicle with the man was not injured.

The investigation is continuing.

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