Lawrence police officer fires at suspect in double shooting

Suspect rammed patrol car

July 03, 2018 - 8:12 pm

Authorities say a Lawrence police officer has fired at a suspect in a double shooting after the convicted felon drove a sport utility vehicle into the officer's patrol car.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that police Sgt. Amy Rhoads says officers were called Monday night to the scene of a shooting that left two people with life-threatening injuries. Police say that after the shooting, an officer attempted to stop the SUV that the suspect was driving. But the suspect rammed the officer's patrol car, injuring the officer.

The officer then discharged a firearm, although Rhoads didn't say whether the suspect was hit. The suspect was apprehended after fleeing on foot, treated at a hospital and then booked into jail.

The suspect previously spent more than two decades in Kansas prisons.

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