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Man shot by officer is out of hospital, in jail

The 24-year-old man shot multiple times by a Wichita police officer late Sunday night has been released from a local hospital and booked into the Sedgwick County Jail, police said Tuesday.

The man was driving a stolen pickup when patrol officers attempted to pull him over for defective lights and erratic driving near 15th and Grove shortly before 10:15 p.m.

He raced off, prompting a police chase that lasted nearly five minutes and reached speeds that may have exceeded 60 mph, police officials later said.

He bailed out of the vehicle and then leveled a gun at the two officers pursuing him, police officials said.

One of the two officers fired several shots at him, striking him three times. He was taken to Wesley Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.

The man faces multiple charges, police officials say. The shooting incident is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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