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Suspect shot, officer injured in confrontation in Wichita

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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