Suspect in Dodge City officer-involved shooting was wanted for murder
DODGE CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Three sheriff's deputies were wounded and a suspect has died following a shootout in Dodge City on Monday morning.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said a Clark County deputy spotted a wanted suspect and when the deputy attempted to stop the suspect's vehicle, he fled. Deputies pursued the suspect heading north toward Dodge City.
"Deputies from the Ford County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Highway Patrol joined the pursuit," the KBI said. "Once the suspect’s vehicle came to a stop, gunfire was exchanged."
The pursuit ended in the 11000 block of East Wyatt Earp Blvd, near the Kansas Department of Transportation building. Video from the scene showed the shootout between officers and the suspect.
Two Ford County deputies and a Clark County deputy were shot. One of the Ford County deputies and the one from Clark County were taken to a Wichita hospital in serious condition. A KHP trooper was bitten by a K9 during the incident.
The KBI said the male suspect was fatally shot. A woman in his vehicle was also shot and is in critical condition at a Wichita hospital.
The suspects involved were both wanted for a homicide in Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix police say that they tracked the two suspects out of Arizona and that they are wanted in connection to the deaths of 28-year-old Cameron Brown and 27-year-old Asya Ribble.
Brown and Ribble were found dead on Jan. 22, just after 1:00 p.m.
Additional information was not immediately available.
Dodge City police say multiple people have been taken to the hospital following an officer-involved shooting Monday morning.
According to a release from Ford County officials, residents were asked to avoid the 11000 block of East Wyatt Earp Blvd, which is on the eastern edge of town.
"There has been an officer-involved shooting and first responders are working to clear the scene," the release said. "There are multiple injuries that have been transported to the hospital."
There's no word of the severity of injuries or whether any officers were hurt. Video from the scene shows numerous law enforcement vehicles, some up against a sideways pickup truck in the road near the Kansas Department of Transportation building.
KAKE News has a crew heading to Dodge City to gather more information.
This story is breaking and will be updated.