Kansas AG to prosecute man accused of shooting officer

This combination of photos provided Friday, May 29, 2015 by the Montgomery County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office shows, from left: Cesar Rios, 23; Roxanne Mendoza, 20, and Alejandro Garcia, 22. All three have been arrested in southeastern Kansas in the shooting of a police officer in neighboring Oklahoma, after leading law enforcement on a car chase across state lines. (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office via AP)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general’s office will lead the prosecution of a 22-year-old man accused of wounding an Oklahoma law enforcement officer.

The 22-year-old suspect is being held in the Montgomery County jail along with two others suspected of leading law enforcement on a chase Thursday in southeast Kansas and northern Oklahoma.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office said in a release Saturday no formal charges have been filed. The other suspects are awaiting extradition back to Oklahoma.

An officer tried to stop an SUV on Thursday in Rogers County, Oklahoma, but the vehicle took off with three people inside.

Police say during the chase, someone inside the SUV shot at an Oologah police cruiser, striking an officer. Officials said Friday the officer is recovering from wounds that are not life-threatening.


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