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Kansas repo job ends in gunfire, pistol whipping

Published On: Feb 24 2014 12:11:07 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 24 2014 09:48:40 PM CST
HARPER COUNTY, Kan. -

Two people have been arrested after a shots fired disturbance in Harper County.

It happened early Monday morning northwest of Anthony. Chief Kenny Hodson, Anthony Police, said Xpress Recovery, a Wichita repossession company, went to a home to take a 2010 Ford Edge. As the crew left, the owner of the SUV got into a pickup and chased the repo crew into Anthony.

The suspects rammed the SUV several times and shot at it before forcing the Edge off the road on south LL&G. The suspects got out of the pickup and approached the front of the Edge and shot one time through the front windshield. The adult suspect drug the victim out of the car and hit him twice in the head with the the gun.

Two tires and a windshield were damaged, Hodson said.

The suspect drove away from the scene.

The Kansas Highway Patrol and Harper Police were called to assist with the disturbance. Authorities found the suspects back at their home, where he surrendered without incident.

Bryan Bergman, 33, was booked into the Harper County jail for aggravated battery, aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm.

A 15-year-old boy was transported to a juvenile facility in Reno County on two counts of aggravated assault and criminal discharge of a firearm.

The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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