Police shoot at man after attempt to run down officers - KCTV5


Police shoot at man after attempt to run down officers

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Elliott R. Robertson Elliott R. Robertson

A man is in the hospital and facing charges after Kansas City police said he tried to run down two officers.

The Jackson County Prosecutor said Elliott R. Robertson, 45, faces charges of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action.

Officers said they conducted a car check a few minutes after midnight Wednesday on a parked Sebring in an alley west of East 10th Street and The Paseo because it matched the same suspect vehicle that had fled from officers the night before.

When the officers started walking toward Robertson's Sebring, he revved his engine and tried to run them down.

Both officers fired shots, hitting the car. Authorities then pursued the Sebring until losing sight of it. A short time later, the vehicle was found near North 17th Street and Quindaro Boulevard in Kansas City, KS.

Police were able to stop and arrest the driver without incident.

Capt. Steve Young said it was fortunate the situation didn't end worse for his officers.

"You never know what's going to happen when you have a car check. So it's always really dangerous and you know, obviously, this one was more dangerous than it needed to be," Young said.

Robertson was transported to an area hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds to his face and hand that were not life-threatening.

Prosecutors requested his bond be set at $200,000 cash only.

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