KHP Trooper involved in a shooting on I-470 in Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – According to the KBI, a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper and suspect are expected to recover after an officer-involved shooting around 8 p.m. Thursday during a pursuit on I-470.

A KHP trooper attempted to stop a black Chevrolet pick-up truck for showing a stolen license plate, according to KHP.

KHP used tire deflation devices, and the pick-up truck ran into a KHP patrol car. The officer then fired on the suspect.

KBI said both the suspect and officer were transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The suspect is expected to make a full recovery, and the officer was released from the medical center.

Westbound traffic was closed for a time but has since re-opened. We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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