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Authorities identify man killed after chase in North Dakota

February 24, 2018

WOODWORTH, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man shot and killed by police after he allegedly fired at officers during a chase in south-central North Dakota.

Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser identified the man as 27-year-old Michael Andrew Schieffer.

Schieffer had a warrant out for his arrest in Bismarck for driving under suspension. Jamestown police started pursuing him on Highway 281 north of Jamestown just before noon Wednesday. Stutsman County sheriff’s deputies joined the chase.

KQDJ reports Schieffer shot at officers during the chase. Authorities say after his vehicle became stuck near Woodworth, he tried to run away and fired shots again.

Kaiser says officers fired back, fatally wounding him. The sheriff says no officers were hurt.

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Information from: KQDJ-AM, http://www.newsdakota.com/kqdj-1400am

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