CHASE COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has identified a 40-year-old man shot Thursday in an officer-involved shooting on the Kansas Turnpike.
It happened around 1:25 p.m. about nine miles north of Matfield Green in Chase County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says two troopers were attempting to locate a wanted suspect. They found him at the Matfield Green Service Area on I-35 when he fled. Troopers began chasing his car. After about 10 miles, troopers used stop sticks to deflate the car’s tires. The car went off the road north of the Matfield Green Service Area.
The driver, Dustin S. Schultz-Bergin of Olathe, got out of the car armed with a weapon and confronted troopers. He was shot and also received multiple puncture wounds from a K-9 that was used. He was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. The KBI says he is in critical condition. The troopers involved were not hurt.
It is the second officer-involved shooting in Kansas this week. On Tuesday, a Ness County Sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a fleeing motorist after a carjacking attempt in Rush County.
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