MATFIELD GREEN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has shot and critically wounded an armed man amid a confrontation after his vehicle became disabled during a pursuit.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says in a news release that the chase started Thursday afternoon after troopers encountered the wanted man at the Matfield Green Service Area, a toll road rest stop along Interstate 35 in Chase County.
Friday afternoon, the KBI identified the man as 40-year-old Dustin S. Schultz-Bergin of Olathe.
The KBI says the pursuit ended when tire-puncturing stop sticks were placed in the fleeing driver's path. Preliminary information indicates that after Schultz-Bergin exited his disabled vehicle, there was a confrontation that led one of the two troopers on the scene to fire shots. A police dog also bit him.
Schultz-Bergin was taken to a Wichita hospital, where he remained in critical condition as of Friday afternoon.
The KBI provided no other information about the confrontation that led up to the shooting or why the man was wanted.
No troopers were injured, the KBI said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.