Hays man charged in shooting of KHP trooper

HAYS — A Hays man was charged today with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper last month, according to a news release from the Ellis County attorney.

Ruben Herrara Escobedo, 46, also was charged with aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer and driving under the influence.

Trooper Doug Schulte was shot Jan. 29 following a traffic stop in rural Ellis County. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering from his wounds.

Escobedo remains in the Ellis County Jail on a $500,000 bond.