(WICHITA, Kan.)—A man accused of firing shots at Wichita Police officers has been charged with attempted murder.
Prosecutors charged Aaron Belcher with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault, burglary, possession of stolen property, running from officers and criminal possession of a firearm.
The chase reached speeds up to 100 mph in a residential area. Police said Belcher ditched the car, then tried to hide in a shed in the 2500 block of W. Dallas.
Authorities said Belcher pulled out a gun, firing a shot, when officers tried to approach the shed. That officer returned fire, striking the suspect three times. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
His preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 27.