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Police: Officer fired at suspect after being dragged by car

March 9, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say an officer fired his gun three times as he was briefly dragged by a car he had stopped on U.S. Highway 75.

The account comes a day after Officer David Staskiewicz, as part of a police sting operation, stopped 21-year-old Micah Taylor on the highway.

Police say the 49-year-old Staskiewicz ordered Taylor out of the car, and Taylor refused. Police say when Staskiewicz opened Taylor’s door and tried to remove him, a struggle ensued. Staskiewicz pulled his gun and Taylor drove off, dragging the officer. Police say Staskiewicz then fired three shots, hitting Taylor once in the neck.

Taylor soon crashed and was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. Police say he’ll be charged with assaulting an officer and other counts when he’s released from the hospital.

Staskiewicz was treated at a hospital for injuries caused by being dragged.

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