Updated 8:20 p.m. Jan. 21 with information from the KBI.
A man shot after a pursuit by a Ness County Sheriff’s Deputy was flown to a Wichita hospital and is expected to survive, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
A press release Tuesday evening from the KBI said the deputy spotted a blue Dodge Ram pickup matching the description of a vehicle used in an armed robbery at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Dighton.
The deputy attempted to stop the truck east of Ness City on Kansas Highway 96. The male driver refused to stop, and the pursuit began.
The KBI said the deputy pursued the truck east into Rush County, with Rush County Sheriff’s deputies deploying stop sticks, flattening two tires on the truck.
The driver continued for several miles before the Dodge came to a stop, forcing a nearby pickup with a cattle trailer off the road. The driver of the Dodge Ram attempted to carjack the other pickup with a gun.
The pursuing Ness County deputy fired multiple shots, striking the driver of the Ram truck. The shooting occurred at about 10:40 a.m., with the Ness County Sheriff contacting the KBI about 10 minutes later to assist in the investigation.
KBI agents and the crime scene response team responded, along with EMS.
The man was flown to Wesley Medical Center and underwent surgery. The KBI identified the man Wednesday afternoon as Timothy W. Kellebrew, 42, Ashland, Tenn., and said he continued to recover in the Wichita hospital.
A female passenger in the Dodge was detained and questioned.
Update 3:50 p.m. Jan 22 with name of injured man.
Posted 1:48 p.m.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation was on the scene of a police shooting Tuesday in Rush County.
Melissa Underwood, communication director for the KBI, confirmed in an email the shooting occurred along K-96 highway near Rush Center following a pursuit by the Ness County Sheriff's Office.
KBI agents and crime scene investigators responded to the scene. No sheriff's deputies were injured. One man was injured and taken to a hospital. His condition wasn't immediately known.
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