Deputy shoots carjacker

State News

January 22, 2020 - 9:50 AM

DIGHTON, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a fleeing motorist after he attempted to carjack another vehicle when two of his tires were flattened

A Ness County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop the motorist Tuesday east of Ness City because he was driving a pickup truck that matched the description of one used in an armed robbery of a Dollar General store about 30 miles away in Dighton, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.

But the driver refused to stop and headed east along Kansas 96, where deputies used tire-puncturing stop sticks. The driver kept going for several miles with flattened tires. But before his vehicle came to a complete stop, he forced a truck with a cattle trailer off the road.

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