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Man accused of helping suspect shot by Bismarck officer

January 31, 2018

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A second man has been charged in a case in which a Bismarck police officer shot and wounded a man who’s accused of trying to hit the officer with a vehicle.

Thirty-two-year-old Juan Nunez is accused of helping 22-year-old Ulises Villalobos-Alvarado avoid apprehension. He could enter a plea March 5 to a felony charge of hindering law enforcement.

Villalobos-Alvarado faces felony charges of attempted murder and fleeing. He’s accused of trying to run over a Bismarck officer who subsequently shot him in the arm.

The incident happened Jan. 18 as authorities were conducting a probation search. He later turned himself in at a gas station in Brookings, South Dakota.

Court documents don’t say where Nunez is from, and his relationship to Villalobos-Alvarado is unclear. Both men remain jailed.

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