TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper fired shots at a fleeing motorist after he rammed a patrol car.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that the driver was taken to a hospital with “minor injuries“ after the Thursday night shooting near Topeka. The release said the pursuit began after a trooper attempted to stop a pickup truck for displaying a stolen license plate. Troopers used tire puncturing devices and a tactical maneuver to stop the truck.
But the KBI said the driver then rammed the patrol car, leading the trooper to fire shots.