Jan 24, 2020 7:00 PM

The Latest: KBI identifies man shot by Trooper on Kan. turnpike

Posted Jan 24, 2020 7:00 PM
SCHULTZ-BERGIN photo from an earlier arrest in Johnson County
SCHULTZ-BERGIN photo from an earlier arrest in Johnson County

CHASE COUNTY  The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has identified the man shot yesterday in an officer involved shooting incident on I-35.

The subject has been identified as 40-year-old Dustin S. Schultz-Bergin, of Olathe, Kan. He remains hospitalized in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing.  

Scene of Thursday's officer-involved shooting on the Kansas Turnpike photo <a href="https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Officer-involved-shooting-on-the-Kansas-Turnpike-south-of-Emporia-567239851.html">courtesy WIBW TV</a>
Scene of Thursday's officer-involved shooting on the Kansas Turnpike photo courtesy WIBW TV

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CHASE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer involved shooting that happened Thursday afternoon along I-35 in northern Chase County.  

KHP troopers from Troops N and ESU were attempting to locate a wanted suspect when they came into contact with him at the Matfield Green Service Area on I-35. The subject fled in a black Nissan Altima heading north. A pursuit ensued, and a trooper in a separate vehicle was able to deploy stop sticks ahead of the suspect’s car. This caused the car to become disabled near mile marker 107, according to a media release from the KBI.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 1:25 p.m., the armed suspect exited his vehicle and a confrontation occurred which led one of the two troopers on scene to fire shots. A K-9 was also utilized. The suspect sustained at least one gunshot wound and several puncture wounds from the K-9. No troopers were injured.

EMS responded to the scene, and the man was transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He is currently in critical condition. 

The KBI will conduct a thorough and independent investigation into the shooting. Once completed the findings will be turned over to the Chase County Attorney for review. 

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CHASE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Chase County.

Just before 1:30p.m. Thursday, Kansas Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit on the Kansas Turnpike in Chase County, according to Trooper Chad Crittenden.

Officers used a tire deflation device to stop the vehicle north of Matfield Green. There was a confrontation with an armed suspect and he was shot.

EMS transported the man to a Wichita hospital. No officers were injured, according to Crittenden.  The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the investigation.

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