Atchison officer-involved shooting suspect arrested

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ATCHISON, Kan. (WIBW/AP) -- The 44-year-old man accused of firing at an Atchison police officer last week was booked into the Wyandotte Co. jail Monday evening, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation says.

According to the agency, Bryan Boldridge was arrested on a count of attempted second degree murder in connection with the officer-involved shooting. The Atchison man was taken into custody around 6:30 p.m. right after he was discharged from University of Kansas Hospital.

The KBI says Boldridge was injured in the gunfight with the officer.

The KBI reports preliminary information indicates that an Atchison officer was sent to a theft of services call at an Atchison home. When the officer arrived on scene, Boldridge approached the officer while carrying a rifle and put it down when ordered to by the officer.

The agency says when the verbal conflict escalated, the officer deployed a Taser. The suspect drew a handgun and fired at the officer, who was not hurt. The officer returned fire and the suspect was wounded.

His bond was set at $150,000.