Suspect in Oklahoma officer’s shooting charged in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A suspect in the shooting of an Oklahoma police officer is facing charges for crimes he allegedly committed in Kansas while trying to flee police.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Thursday charged 22-year-old Alejandro Arturo Garcia-Garcia with attempted capital murder, kidnapping, burglary and interference with law enforcement.

Garcia-Garcia, also known as Alex Garcia or Alejandro Garcia, was arrested May 29 near Liberty, Kansas, when law enforcement officers found him hiding in a closet.

Prosecutors allege an Oologah, Oklahoma, police officer was shot while chasing Garcia-Garcia and two other people. After they arrived in Kansas, Garcia-Garcia allegedly shot another man to steal his truck, then shot at a Montgomery County deputy before hiding in the house.

Schmidt said the two other suspects are awaiting extradition to Oklahoma.

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