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Man who shot at deputy, arrested after standoff faces formal charges

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office arrested 26-year-old Kory Anziana Monday, Jan. 24, after a...
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office arrested 26-year-old Kory Anziana Monday, Jan. 24, after a chase and hours-long standoff at a south Wichita motel.(Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 7:55 AM CST
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update Thursday Jan. 27, 2022: A man arrested on multiple counts after a chase, shots fired and standoff in south Wichita made his first appearance Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court. Charges against Kory Anziana were handed down from a pair of cases. In the first case, Anziana was charged with one count of aggravated escape from custody and a judge set his bond at $25,000. The second case involved more charges connected with the events that unfolded Monday, Jan. 24.

From the chase and standoff that followed, charges against Anziana include fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with use of a deadly weapon, criminal possession of a weapon by a felon, interference with a law enforcement officer and a drug charge.

In the second case in which the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said Anziana shot at a pursuing deputy before fleeing into an occupied hotel room,, a judge set Anziana’s bond at $150,000.

Update Monday evening, Jan. 24, 2022: The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office released further information from a pursuit that included shots fired and an hours-long standoff Monday morning in south Wichita. The Sheriff’s Office said it arrested 26-year-old Kory Anziana, of Wichita and booked him into the Sedgwick County Jail for aggravated assault, criminal possession of a firearm, flee and elude, drug charges and three outstanding arrest warrants.

The sheriff’s office said a little before 1:30 a.m., Anziana fled from an attempted traffic stop near Pawnee and Meridian. A pursuit lasted about six minutes with top speeds of about 70 mph, the sheriff’s office reported. The chase ended when the Lexus Anziana was driving became high-centered in the parking lot of the Regency Inn in the 6100 block of West Kellogg.

The sheriff’s office said Anziana shot at the pursuing deputy and two deputies returned fire. No one was hit. From here, the sheriff’s office said Anziana fled into an occupied room, leading to the standoff that ended at about 8:25 a.m.

Update 9 a.m. The standoff at the Regency Inn on West Kellogg ended peacefully, the Sedgwick County Sheriffs Department said, after a SWAT team and negotiators were able to talk a man out of a room. The man barricaded himself inside for seven hours before being taken into custody.

At around 1:20 Monday morning, a Sheriff’s Deputy attempted a traffic stop at K-42 and West St. The driver, a man in his 20s, fled in his car and ended up at the Regency Inn after a short pursuit. The car became high-centered on a fence, and the driver exited the car and shot at two deputies, who returned fire.

The suspect fled into a hotel room with five other occupants said to be loosely associated with him. One of the other occupants communicated with hotel management through an app.

The other occupants were allowed to exit several hours after the standoff began and, at about 8:25, the suspect surrendered with no incident.

Authorities are conducting interviews with the other occupants to determine if charges should be filed against them. There were no injuries reported.

A person is barricaded inside a room at the Regency Inn on West Kellogg as authorities attempt to get him to come out. There is no information currently on the person inside the room, but there is a heavy police presence at the hotel.

Kellogg Drive was closed at the 6100 block West, with drivers being diverted to East Kellogg at that location.

We will provide more information as it becomes available. Stay tuned to KWCH and KSCW this morning for details as they are provided to us.

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