Officer-involved shooting in Ellsworth County

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ELLSWORTH, COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Ellsworth County. It happened around 6:45 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 156 between Holyrood and Ellsworth.

According to the KBI, multiple law officers were involved in a chase with a possible armed suspect. During the chase, three officers from two jurisdictions discharged their firearms.

The suspect was transported by EMS and later flown to a hospital in Wichita. The suspect is in stable condition.

No law enforcement officers were injured during the event. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Officials said no further information will be released.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Ellsworth County Attorney’s Office.

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