UPDATE: Man shot after chase in northwest Kansas

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A man is hospitalized following an officer-involved shooting last night in northwest Kansas.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, it began just before 10 p.m. Wednesday as police officers were dispatched to the Oasis Truck Stop in Colby on the report of a man and woman "trying to sell sexual relations."

Officers located the truck and checked the license plate, learning it had been reported stolen out of Texas.

The suspects quickly drove away, and Colby police officers began pursuing them. A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper joined the chase as they entered Sherman County.

According to the KHP, after several attempts to use stop sticks, the suspect's car was finally stopped in a westbound ditch of I-70 at mile post 28.

The KBI said the man driving immediately got out of the truck and pointed what appeared to be a handgun at officers, and was fired upon by officers. He was transported to a Goodland hospital, then flown to Wichita for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

A woman who was also in the car was arrested and booked into the Thomas County Jail.

A KHP trooper involved in the shooting was placed on administrative leave while the case is investigated, as per standard practice. The investigation is being conducted by the KBI.

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