Leavenworth authorities capture shooting suspects

Suspects shot at a deputy during a police chase

July 07, 2018 - 10:12 pm

Leavenworth County authorities have captured two people suspected of firing shots at a deputy on Friday. 

The suspects were caught Saturday around 3:00 p.m.

Authorities say around 4:15 p.m. Friday, a black Chevy S-10 pickup carrying a man and woman  nearly struck a Leavenworth County Sheriff’s vehicle while traveling down highway 92.   

Another deputy began to chase the truck .

During the pursuit, one of the suspects fired almost a dozen shots at a female deputy.

The suspects then ditched the pickup in a field west of 243rd Street and 4H Road.

The 29-year-old female and 33-year-old male suspects were found near 230th and 4H road.

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