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Multi-state police chase ends with crash, shots fired in Overland Park

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Posted at 12:16 AM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 11:49:11-05

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — One person is in custody after a police chase crossed from Missouri into Kansas and ended with a wreck and a trooper discharging his service weapon

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the pursuit originated Thursday night in Lake Winnebago, Missouri.

It’s unclear why Lake Winnebago police initiated the chase, but officers from Lee’s Summit joined the pursuit.

After the fleeing suspect crossed the state line, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers picked up the pursuit near College Boulevard and Roe Avenue.

The chase ended around 9:30 p.m. when the suspect vehicle crashed near 119th Street and Nall Avenue about 1 1/2 miles to the southwest.

After the crash, the suspect fled toward a wooded area near Menorah Medical Center.

According to KHP Troop A Public Information Officer Trooper Candice Breshears, it was at that point a KHP trooper fired at the suspect.

The suspect was not hit and was taken into custody after a brief search.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital for evaluation out of an abundance of caution, according to Breshears.

Reached by phone late Thursday night, an officer with the Lake Winnebago police said the department would not be able to answer any questions about the incident until the morning.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story stated deputies from the Cass County Sheriff's Department joined the pursuit. It has been update to reflect deputies from that department were not involved.