Ellsworth County Attorney releases new details in officer-involved shooting

Officials on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Ellsworth Thursday night. (KSN Photo)
Officials on the scene of an officer-involved shooting near Ellsworth Thursday night. (KSN Photo)
Alberto Garcia-Tapia
Alberto Garcia-Tapia

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (KSNW) – A man who was shot and wounded during a central Kansas law enforcement chase faces multiple felony charges.

Alberto J. Garcia y Tapia was shot during a chase. He was transported to a hospital in Wichita where he remains in custody.

Garcia y Tapia was charged Friday in Ellsworth County District Court with felony fleeing, felony aggravated assault on law enforcement officers and felony DUI.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that three officers from two jurisdictions fired their weapons during the chase Thursday night with a possibly armed person. The shooting is under investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

The suspect continues to recuperate in a Wichita hospital. He has not made a court appearance and no court date has been scheduled.

Tapia’s condition was not released Monday morning. Authorities have not said where on his body he was wounded.

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