An Ellis County sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a man early Tuesday morning following a vehicle pursuit, according to a news release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
The shooting occurred after a deputy’s pursuit of a vehicle along U.S. 183 in northern Ellis County near the Rooks County line, according to the release. The deputy joined a pursuit by Hays police. The KBI was contacted about the incident at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The pursuit ended, the release said, when the suspect lost control of his vehicle. An altercation then ensued after the man got out of his vehicle.
The deputy used a Taser before firing his weapon, the release said. The Ellis County attorney said in a release that the suspect tried to take the deputy’s gun.
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Though treated for minor injuries, the deputy was not seriously hurt, according to the release. The KBI is investigating.
Neither the deputy nor suspect have been identified.
Contributing: Associated Press