Suspect in deputy-involved shooting identified, released from hospital and booked into jail


The suspect in the deputy-involved shooting near the intersection of Pawnee and Hydraulic Tuesday night has been identified. 

Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter identified the suspect as 35-year-old Jeremy E. Sanford. 

A deputy attempted to pull Sanford over after Sanford allegedly ran a stop sign. Sanford’s vehicle had been previously seen at a location in the area that was a known place where people who have been committing burglaries throughout the county have gathered.  

Sanford was shot during the incident where he rammed a deputy patrol vehicle with his vehicle and drove toward a deputy that was on foot. The officer who shot him has been with the department for just over 10 years. According to Sheriff Easter, the deputy fired several shots into the vehicle and Sanford was struck twice, once in the arm and one shot grazed his head. 

Sanford was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for his injuries. He has since been released from the hospital and is in custody. 

He was arrested for suspicion of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding and driving with a suspended license. 

Sheriff Easter said Sanford also had three outstanding warrants — one for a traffic violation and two for outstanding probation violations. 

Authorities say illicit drugs were a factor in the pursuit. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the case. No deputies were injured in the incident. 



A suspect suffered serious injuries following a deputy-involved shooting in Sedgwick County Tuesday night. 

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were chasing a white pickup truck following a traffic violation near Pawnee and Hydraulic.

When a deputy tried to stop the vehicle, the suspect rammed the truck into the deputy’s vehicle.

Sedgwick County Sheriff Colonel Brian Pollack said at that point the deputy shot the suspect.

“The vehicle attempted to ram and did ram one of our police vehicle’s, and at that point, one the deputies on scene fired his weapon striking a suspect in this case,” said Pollack. 

The suspect was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. The suspect’s name wasn’t released.

Pawnee was closed for hours between Hydraulic and Washington as crews investigated.


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