Teen arrested a month after officer-involved shooting

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SMITH CENTER, Kan. (AP) -

A Smith County teen who had attacked a woman, fled on horseback and was eventually wounded by officers in December, has been arrested.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says the 15-year-old was served an arrest warrant at a Salina youth facility where he was being held.

The teen was arrested for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. He has been transported to Sedgwick County Juvenile detention Facility.

No names have been released at this time.


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Authorities say investigators shot and wounded a 15-year-old after he attacked a woman, fled on horseback and then fired on law enforcement in Kansas.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Smith County sheriff's deputies responded to a rural home on Saturday where a 66-year-old woman reported being restrained, beaten and choked. She was taken to a hospital.

The bureau says the teen fled on horseback. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers later found the armed teen and spent a few hours trying to apprehend him. Investigators say the teen fired at troopers, and two of the troopers returned fire, striking the teen.

He was flown to a Nebraska hospital where he was in serious but stable condition Tuesday afternoon.

No law enforcement officers were hurt.

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