Man Shot By Officer As He Steals Ambulance In Chanute, Police Say

Monday, July 30th 2018, 4:04 am
By: News On 6

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer shot a man driving a stolen ambulance in Chanute over the weekend.

Chanute officers responded to a call Saturday afternoon of someone acting erratically at a Walmart parking lot.  According to KWCH, the CBS affiliate in Wichita, the man is identified as 38-year-old Trevor Jones of Chanute.

The KBI says its preliminary investigation found emergency responders were communicating with Jones when he jumped inside an ambulance, locked the doors and drove away. One officer fired several shots at the departing ambulance.

A brief chase followed before police stopped the ambulance and arrested Jones. Trevor Jones was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and taken to a Wichita hospital.

No law enforcement officers were hurt.

Chanute is located north of Coffeyville, Kansas.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.