A police officer is in fair condition and a 29-year-old man is in serious condition after a shooting in downtown Wichita.
Deputy Chief Troy Livingston says incident began when officers arrived at the Sedgwick County Division of Corrections Thursday to serve the man with a warrant for aggravated assault. Livingston says when officers approached the man’s vehicle, he intentionally backed into a U.S. Marshal’s vehicle behind him. He then drove forward, hit a pillar and then ran into a wall across the street.
Livingston says it is unclear if a Wichita police officer was pinned or hit by the car during the confrontation. Other officers fired and the man was hit several times.
A person who was in the vehicle with the man was not injured.
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