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Officers wound man during western Nebraska chase

June 5, 2018

HERSHEY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot by officers during a chase in western Nebraska has been flown to Omaha for treatment.

North Platte police say the man stole a utility vehicle Monday morning after escaping from a struggle with a Dawson County deputy and a Gothenburg officer in Gothenburg. Police say he soon stole a pickup truck and then was chased west on Interstate 80 until he left the interstate at North Platte.

The chase coursed over county roads until he drove onto private property north of Hershey. Police say officers opened fire when he appeared to purposely ram a police vehicle and backed toward the officers.

He was taken to a local hospital before being flown to Omaha. His name hasn’t been released.

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