Chase in Butler County leaves suspect shot and in critical condition
SEDGWICK COUNTY/BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) - One person was left in critical condition after an officer-involved shooting following a police chase Tuesday afternoon.
Around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, deputies from the Butler County Sheriff's Office attempted a traffic stop on a suspected stolen pickup truck near Andover. The driver of the white truck fled, prompting a vehicle pursuit that ended at 159th St. and Bordeulac St., near the Butler and Sedgwick county line after the driver wrecked the vehicle.
The KBI says the driver, 21-year-old Blake P. Patterson, exited and fled on foot into a residential neighborhood after the crash and multiple deputies pursued him on foot.
They say Patterson then got into a large, white, unoccupied moving truck and attempted to drive southbound. The deputies approached the truck and a deputy deployed a taser with limited effect. He continued driving south a short distance in the direction of a deputy who fired one round, striking Patterson. The shot was fired just before 3 p.m.
The truck then continued forward and crashed into a garage and came to rest on the front porch of a house. Deputies began life-saving measures and EMS transported Patterson to a Wichita hospital with critical injuries. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.
The KBI says they will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and their findings will be presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney for review. The investigation is ongoing and no further information was provided.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Patterson is still in critical, but stable condition, the KBI says.
One person is in critical condition after a police chase in Butler County Tuesday afternoon, Butler County.
The chase occurred just before 3 p.m. and started at Butler and 50th St. ending at 159th and Kellogg. Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office deputies were chasing what was believed to be a stolen vehicle until the chase ended in a residential area. Dispatch confirmed the suspect was shot and is in critical condition.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting.