WICHITA, Kansas – Michael Martinez, a suspected serial carjacker who was shot by police Friday afternoon, was released from the hospital and booked on Saturday.
It happened in the 7200 block of East Zimmerly.
It started with a carjacking at the Dillons in the 9400 block of East Harry where a woman’s green Saturn was allegedly stolen by Martinez.
Police caught up with him after a brief chase and that’s when he opened fire.
Police then fired back after he pointed a gun and ran into a wooded area.
“The fact that the suspect tried to elude officers by driving in the neighborhood. The fact that the suspect pointed his weapon several different times at law enforcement officers. He was a threat to not only us as police officers to the community,” said Chief Norman Williams, Wichita Police Department.
Martinez was booked on three counts of aggravated assault on a officer, one count of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault.