Wichita police: Man who dragged officer shot and killed

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The officer who fatally shot a man while being dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital.

Interim Wichita Police Chief Nelson Mosley said Monday the officer was talking to 26-year-old Nicholas Garner through the open door of the Toyota Prius after pulling him over Saturday night for traffic infraction.

Mosley says the officer may have tried to stop him from driving away and became lodged in the car, with his legs hanging outside.

Garner drove around some gas pumps and through a restaurant parking lot before driving the wrong way down a street. He hit a patrol car and an occupied car in the parking and almost struck three more vehicles and a motorcycle before eventually colliding with an oncoming vehicle — all while dragging the officer.

Police say the injured officer shot Garner, killing him.

 

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