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Police: Man wounded after firing at Wichita officers during pursuit has been identified

December 27, 2017 - 8:08 pm

A suspect is hospitalized but expected to survive after being shot in the jaw by police in Wichita.

Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston says a man shot at officers responding to a disturbance call at a business on Wednesday. Police returned fire.

Officers were not struck by gunfire and the man took off in a stolen car. Police say he shot at another officer during the chase and swerved the car at an officer deploying stop sticks.

The chase ended with a crash and the suspect was apprehended. He is hospitalized in fair but stable condition.  The suspect was identified as Elijah Martinez, a known felon with a criminal history.

A woman who was with Martinez is also in custody.

Police say one officer suffered a hand injury, but it isn't yet clear how it happened.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.

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