Kansas bank robbery suspect shot and killed following chase
WELLINGTON, Kan. (KAKE) - One person is dead after a chase with police that started in Kansas and ended in Oklahoma ended with a shootout.
The man was wanted for allegedly robbing a bank in Wellington, Kansas where he told the bank teller in a note that he had a bomb.
The suspect was a man dressed in a dark-colored jacket, and light-colored pants, and was wearing a surgical mask.
Oklahoma High Patrol says the man's Silver Chrysler was then spotted as he crossed into Oklahoma.
“The port of entry officer was able to see that vehicle enter the state of Oklahoma and radioed troopers that were close. Troopers were able to find that car on I-35,” said Trooper Eric Foster with Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Troopers say as soon as the suspect saw them, he took off.
“During the pursuit, the suspect began to fire rounds at troopers and state troopers returned fire in that pursuit,” said Foster.
Authorities say that shots were exchanged between the suspect and police as the chase went south on I-35 and Highway 412.
The suspect exited his car and continued shooting as he ran into a nearby field.
Police returned fire and the suspect was killed.
The suspect was carrying $5,000 of stolen money.
No law enforcement officers or residents were injured. At this time OHP is not releasing the name of the man. Troopers say he's a suspect in other violent crimes. Possibly in other states.