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A Kansas cop injured in a weekend shooting that killed a car chase suspect has died of his injuries

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City suburban police officer who was wounded in a shootout that killed a car chase suspect has died, authorities said.

Police in Fairway, Kansas, announced in a press release late Monday that Officer Jonah Oswald died of injuries sustained in the Sunday morning shooting at a QuikTrip store in neighboring Mission, Kansas. The 29-year-old was a four-year veteran of the police force and is survived by a wife and two young children. The family has asked for privacy, police said.

“We will remember him as a warm-hearted person whose hard work and passion touched the lives of many,” Chief JP Thurlo said.

Police in the nearby suburb of Lenexa, Kansas, said it all started when Shannon Wayne Marshall, 40, of Ashland City, Tennessee, near Nashville, fled from police along Interstate 35 in what officers say was a stolen car. . When officers initially found the vehicle, police said the driver hit a patrol car and fled.

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Multi-agency police had been attempting to arrest him when gunfire broke out. Marshall died in the gunfight and Oswald was rushed to a hospital with critical injuries.

A second suspect, Andrea Rene Cothran, 32, of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, was arrested Tuesday and charged with grievous bodily injury, fleeing law enforcement, felony theft and reckless driving. Her bond was set at $1 million. No lawyer is listed for her in online court records.

A Johnson County law enforcement team tasked with reviewing shootings involving officers is investigating.

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