Butler County Times Gazette
  • Sheriff: Sedgwick County deputy out of hospital

  • The Sedgwick County sheriff says a deputy who was shot in the eye following a chase is out of the hospital.
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  • The Sedgwick County sheriff says a deputy who was shot in the eye following a chase is out of the hospital.
    Sheriff Jeff Easter said the 33-year-old deputy was released Wednesday from Wesley Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.
    The deputy was shot Monday night after a chase that began when he tried to stop a car for traffic violations.
    Authorities say the car sped off, and the deputy later found it abandoned near Potwin in Butler County. He was shot while searching for the suspects.
    A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper joined the search and shot a male suspect, who remains hospitalized in serious condition. A woman who was also in the car is in custody.
    Both suspects are from Gardner.

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