Trooper shoots, wounds suspect during Kansas pursuit

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MATFIELD GREEN, Mo. — Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has shot and critically wounded an armed man amid a confrontation after his vehicle became disabled during a pursuit.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that the chase started Thursday afternoon after troopers encountered the wanted man at the Matfield Green Service Area, a toll road rest stop along Interstate 35 in Chase County. The KBI says the pursuit ended when tire-puncturing stop sticks were placed in the fleeing driver’s path.

Preliminary information indicates that after the suspect exited his disabled vehicle, there was a confrontation that led a trooper to fire shots.

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