Shots Fired at Likely Impaired Driver Who Charged Deputies

A driver that Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies believed was impaired in some way was fired upon late Friday night when they struck a patrol car and drove at deputies.

Friday night, October 25, around 11 p.m., Greene County Deputies observed an SUV leaving the scene of an accident at Kansas Expressway and Bennett. Deputies observed erratic driving by the vehicle, suspected impairment of the driver, and initiated a stop.

The driver of the SUV then fled the deputies. The SUV reached a dead end in the 2500 block of South Nettleton. When deputies stopped to block in the SUV, the SUV driver reversed the vehicle and slammed into the patrol car. The SUV then began to flee in the direction of the deputies, who fired two shots at the SUV.

The SUV was pursued again by deputies and eventually stopped near Walnut and New where the driver fled on foot. Three occupants of the SUV were taken into custody by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

GCSO spokesman Deputy James Craigmyle told OI that they have the name of the suspect and are currently working to bring him into custody.

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