Wanted man shot after encounter with law enforcement near downtown Wichita

Ted Woodward
January 11, 2019 - 12:53 pm

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A wanted suspect is hospitalized, after a confrontation with law enforcement north of downtown Wichita.

Deputy chief Troy Livingston says early Thursday afternoon, the suspect was located in a car with a stolen tag in the parking lot of the Kansas Department of Corrections in the 900 block of N. Main Street. An employee from the KDOC pulled a car behind the suspect's car, blocking him in, and two Wichita police officers approached the man's car on foot, giving him instructions to get out of the car. The suspect did not comply, instead putting the car in reverse, and ramming into the car behind him.

Police say the man then went forward, almost hitting one of the officers, who feared his legs were going to be broken or crushed. The two officers then fired multiple shots towards the suspect's car, striking the man multiple times. The suspect drove into a metal pole, into a concrete pillar, drove across Main Street, then crashed into a concrete fence.

The man has been hospitalized in critical condition; he's wanted on multiple violent arrest warrants out of Sedgwick County, Wichita, and Newton.

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