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Ellis County deputy shoots, kills man after pursuit

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.

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

Bryan Horwath: 316-269-6708, @bryan_horwath

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