Deputy taken to hospital after chase and standoff

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputy was taken to the hospital early Friday morning after an overnight chase. It all happened around 1:30 a.m. after officers tried to pull a driver over on traffic related charges in the 4700 block of South Euclid. The driver refused to stop initiating a pursuit.

During the pursuit, the deputy struck a curb causing his vehicle to overturn and strike a pole in the 2600 block of South Seneca. A second deputy continued pursuing the Mazda while other deputies stopped and rendered aid to the injured deputy. The pursuit ended in the 2900 block of South Osage. The driver of the Mazda immediately lifted a handgun and held it to her head.

The Wichita Police Department SWAT team and hostage negotiator responded to the scene and after three hours of negotiation, the suspect surrendered. The suspect, 50-year-old Shellie R. Robinson of Wichita, was booked for a felony probation violation, aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of opiates, possession of a hallucinogenic, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstruct, flee and elude and driving while suspended.

The injured deputy was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries and is currently in stable condition. He is expected to make a full recovery. No other person was injured.

The incident is still under investigation.