Suspect shot in Ellsworth County officer-involved shooting

ELLSWORTH COUNTY, Kan. UPDATE: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation released new details regarding a Thursday evening officer-involved shooting.

The KBI says around 6:45 p.m., the Ellsworth County Sheriff contacted their agency to assist in the investigation of an officer-involved shooting.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a chase with a possibly armed driver.

During the incident, three officers from two jurisdictions fired shots, injuring the driver. The driver was taken away from the scene via EMS then flown to a Wichita hospital for treatment. He remains in stable condition.

No law enforcement officers were hurt in the chase or shooting.

The case remains under investigation.

All updates will come from the Ellsworth County Attorney's Office.
The Kansas Highway Patrol confirms a chase in Ellsworth County led to an officer-involved shooting, reported about 7 p.m. Thursday along Highway 156 near milepost 154 between Holyrood and Ellsworth.

KHP dispatch says troopers were initially called on a report of a car fire in the area. Troopers responded to assist the Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office on the chase that led to the shooting, the KHP says.

The Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office and the KHP have not confirmed whether an officer or a suspect was shot. The sheriff's office tells us the KBI is investigating and further information will be provided by the Ellsworth County Attorney's Office.

Thursday night, the Ellsworth Police Department issued the following statement on its Facebook page:

"Just to let everyone know, all of our officers are okay. Thank you all for your thoughts a prayers for everyone involved. The case is being handled by the Kansas Bureau of Investigations and any release of information will come from them or the Ellsworth County Attorney.