Shots were fired at a Leavenworth County deputy during a pursuit early Monday morning, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Shots were fired at a Leavenworth County deputy during a pursuit early Monday morning, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

The deputy was not injured, but the officer’s patrol car was struck by at least one bullet.

Two people were arrested in connection to the incident, Undersheriff Jim Sherley said.

The pursuit began around 1:15 a.m. in the area of 153rd Street and Kansas 32 Highway.

The deputy attempted to stop a 1985 Mercury vehicle because of suspicious activity. The driver of the car reportedly had been pulling in and out of driveways in a residential area.

The driver allegedly led the deputy on a chase, heading east into Bonner Springs.

Sherley said shots reportedly were fired from the driver’s side of the car.

“There were several volleys that were fired during the course of the chase,” Sherley said.

At a Wal-Mart parking lot at Kansas 7 Highway and Kansas Avenue in Bonner Springs, a passenger, a 28-year-old woman, got out of the vehicle.

The driver allegedly continued leading authorities on the chase.

The deputy who had been fired upon stopped to take the woman into custody. She was taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.

The officer’s vehicle began overheating at that point. But other officers, including members of the Bonner Springs Police Department, continued the pursuit, Sherley said.

Sherley said he was informed that the alleged driver, a 31-year-old man, was apprehended in the area of 60th Street and Everett Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.

The suspect was taken to the Wyandotte County Jail. The man reportedly had active arrest warrants at the time of the incident. The warrants had been issued in Wyandotte County.

Both of the suspects are facing numerous potential charges, Sherley said.

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