POTWIN, Kansas -- Sheriff's Deputies say after the male suspect Jason Perez, 35 fired shots at the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy, Perez and a female suspect took off running to a nearby home outside of Potwin.
The suspects attempted to get into the homeowner's car, but failed.
Many neighbors in the area say it's quite unusual for something like this to happen in their community.
Brooke Longobardi describes her small town of Potwin as quiet and friendly.
She was surprised after hearing news that a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy, 33 and a male suspect were shot right outside of town.
"My husband's coworker called and wanted to warn us that he had heard some man is on the loose," said Brooke Longobardi. "There's a possible shooting and that we should keep our doors locked because they're close by."
Not sure of what was going on, her family decided to take the extra precaution making sure all door locks were secured.
"Well, I went around and checked my door. I have extra chains and make sure they were chained," said Longobardi. "I made sure I had my firearm ready."
It wasn't until they turned on the evening news that they learned just how serious a situation was unfolding right outside their neighborhood.
"If this was in a city environment what he was doing this chase would have been shut down," said Sheriff Kelly Herzet, Butler County Sheriff's Office. "But it was not it was a rural environment with not a lot of traffic on a highway."
Nearby residents say after an incident like this happening so close to home they're not willing to take any risks.
"Well, we kind of live with our doors unlocked and so when things like this happen we tend to be a little more concern that we're not being careful enough," said Dwight Busenitz. "Yeah... We don't have excitements like this out here very often."
As for the homeowners, they were home at the time of the incident and witnessed everything unfolding from inside.
We're told they were not hurt.