The Nipomo man who allegedly tried to outrun the San Luis Obispo Sheriffâ€™s department, only to get shot in the groin, is back at home.
On Friday sheriffâ€™s deputies say they chased Kyle Joseph Edelen, 21, down Highway 101 at speeds of up to 100 mph before colliding with Edelenâ€™s Honda Civic near the Highway 166 southbound onramp.
Itâ€™s unclear exactly what happened when the cars finally stopped. The officers were uninjured after the collision, and Edelen ended up at Marian Medical Center in Santa Maria after taking a bullet in the â€œlower-body area.â€? He was charged with evading a police officer while driving recklessly and later posted bail.
The names of the sheriffâ€™s deputies involved in the incident have not been released. Currently the deputies are on paid leave, which is common during a shooting investigation.