Man wounded during law enforcement chase faces charges

Courtesy: KSNW-TV
Courtesy: KSNW-TV

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A man who was shot and wounded during a central Kansas law enforcement chase faces multiple felony charges.

The Salina Journal reports that 35-year-old Alberto J. Garcia y Tapia was charged Friday in Ellsworth County District Court with felony fleeing, felony aggravated assault on law enforcement officers and felony DUI.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that three officers from two jurisdictions fired their weapons during the chase Thursday night with a possibly armed person. The shooting is under investigation.

The suspect continues to recuperate in a Wichita hospital. He has not made a court appearance and no court date has been scheduled.

Tapia’s condition was not released Monday morning. Authorities have not said where on his body he was wounded.



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