A Sedgwick County deputy is recovering at the hospital this morning. He's now listed in fair condition.
Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter and Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet are holding a press conference to release more information about the shooting.
Investigators worked through the night to sort out the details. We do know the man who shot the deputy was also shot by officers. He's in critical condition and is being guarded at the hospital. A woman was also taken into custody.
The incident started Monday evening. Officials say the deputy tried to make a traffic stop but the driver kept going. A chase began and lasted several miles, ending up in Butler County at Diamond Road and Southwest 70th near Potwin.
That's where officials say a shootout took place. While few details about what happened are available, Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet says everything went pretty quickly.
"Started around 5:30, it was all over and done with about 30 minutes. It was pretty quick. There were officers behind the car. It all happened pretty quick. Lot of people in the area," Sheriff Herzet said.
There are four crime scenes authorities are investigating. Sedgwick County and Butler County are also working with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation on the case.
Eyewitness News will be at the briefing. Look for updates at kwch.com and in our newscasts.
Monday March 11th 10 p.m.
Sedgwick County Deputy is in the hospital after being shot on the job. The shooting happened during a chase Monday evening. A suspect is also in the hospital with a gun shot wound.
At 9:45 Monday night, the hospital's nursing supervisor said one person was in stable condition and another was in critical. We do know the Sedgwick County Sheriff said his deputy as in serious condition around 8:30 Monday night.
The chase ended around 6:30 p.m. in Butler County and that's when shots were fired.
There was short man hunt for the suspects involved in the shooting. A male suspect was shot and a woman is in custody.
Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter says they are still trying to figure out exactly what happened. There are four scenes they are investigating. Most of the scenes are in the area of KS-196 and River Valley Road east of Potwin.
Easter wouldn't give many other details saying it's a multi-agency case and a lot of information needs to be sorted out. He's working with Butler County and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Easter and Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet will give a briefing Tuesday morning at 11 a.m.
Eyewitness News was at the hospital when the deputy was dropped off by ambulance. It appeared another deputy was holding his hand as he was wheeled into the emergency room. A steady stream of law enforcement have been stopping by the hospital as well Monday.