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Salina Police officer shot, suspects taken into custody

The second suspect in the Salina officer shooting has been taken into custody on the Kansas Turnpike by the Kansas Highway Patrol.
The second suspect in the Salina officer shooting has been taken into custody on the Kansas Turnpike by the Kansas Highway Patrol.(WIBW)
Published: Aug. 30, 2020 at 9:39 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Both suspects connected to an officer involved shooting in Saline early Sunday morning are in custody.

Salina police said around 2:30 Sunday morning a Salina officer attempted to pull a vehicle over for running multiple stop signs.

The vehicle fled on North Ninth Street near Thomas Park and a passenger inside fired multiple shots at the officer’s vehicle, hitting the officer in his foot.

The pursuit continued into the county where officers and deputies attempted to set up tire deflating devices on Halstead Road to stop the vehicle. Salina Police said the suspects fired more shots and the officer and deputy returned fire.

The vehicle then left the road and the suspects fled on foot.

Police found and arrested a 37-year-old Wichita man hiding in a nearby field. Kansas Highway Patrol says the second suspect was spotted traveling East on the Kansas Turnpike interstate in a silver passenger vehicle.

A Capitol Police Officer saw the vehicle matched the description and followed the vehicle until more officers arrived on the scene, officers then took the second suspect into custody around 1 P.M. Sunday afternoon by the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Several neighbors say the incident woke them up in the middle of the night.

“All of a sudden, I head probably eight or ten quick popping sounds. I thought wow, that’s either fireworks or something. A little bit after that there were sirens going, going north,” neighbor, Bob Robinson said.

The Salina officer that was shot was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. Police said he will make a full recovery.

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