ELLSWORTH COUNTY – Law enforcement authorities in Ellsworth County continue to investigate Thursday’s officer involved shooting.
Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a chase with a suspect identified as Alberto Garcia-Tapia, 35, on Highway 56 between Holyrood and Ellsworth, according to a media release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation
During the chase, three officers from two jurisdictions discharged their firearms.
No law enforcement officers were injured.
EMS transported Garcia-Tapia from the scene and he was flown to a hospital in Wichita.
Garcia-Tapia faces charges of felony fleeing an officer, aggravated assault and felony DUI, according to Ellsworth County Attorney Joe Shepack .
Garcia-Tapia has previous convictions in Edwards County for Aggravated Battery and Assault and in Stafford County for DUI and Flee and Attempt to Flee and Elude Law Enforcement, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections.