A man is hospitalized after an officer-involved shooting in western Kansas.
Colby Police Chief Ron Alexander says police were dispatched to The Oasis Truck Stop in Colby to check out reports a man and woman were soliciting prostitution.
Police found the vehicle at the Pilot Truck Stop in Colby and checked the tag. They discovered the vehicle was stolen out of Texas. The driver led police on a chase that went into Sherman County, where stop-sticks were used to deflate the vehicle's tires.
The vehicle ended up in the ditch at milemarker 28 along I-70.
After the vehicle stopped, a male suspect got out and pointed what was believed to be a handgun at responding officers.
Chief Alexander says due to the threat, officers fired shots at the man, incapacitating him. He was taken to a local hospital then flown to Wichita for treatment.
The woman who was with him was booked into jail and is awaiting formal charges.
The KBI is investigating the case.No officers were hurt in the incident.
The trooper is on administrative leave as the case is investigated, per KHP policy.