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A Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy has been released from the hospital after being shot during a chase that ended in Butler County. The 33-year-old deputy, whose name has not been released, is recovering at home from shotgun pellet injuries to his right eye and his right side.
Captain Annette Haga talked with reporters about the deputy. She was waiting at Wesley Medical Center when the deputy arrived by ambulance, and she held his hand and talked to him as he went into the emergency room. She told the deputy his wife had been notified and was on her way to the hospital.
Haga is the patrol supervisor. She says it's her biggest fear that a deputy will be injured in the line of duty. She said the deputies are a close-knit group, and they rally together during difficult times like this.
A 35-year-old man was shot by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper during the manhunt that followed the chase Monday night. A 27-year-old woman was taken into custody after the chase ended near Potwin. The two are from Gardner, Kan.
Sedgwick and Butler County deputies and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation are continuing to look into the chase and shooting.