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Iowa patrol: Omaha man fired shots while fleeing trooper

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 17:36:45-05

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Omaha man will face attempted murder charges after allegedly firing shots Thursday morning at an Iowa State Patrol trooper following a traffic stop in Sioux City.

The trooper pulled over a vehicle on a street just east of Interstate 29 and found that a 27-year-old passenger had a warrant for his arrest. The trooper started to take the man into custody but he resisted, prompting the trooper to use a stun gun while they struggled.

The man ran away and allegedly fired two shots at the pursuing trooper. The shots didn’t hit the trooper.

After a search involving Sioux City police and other agencies, officers found and arrested the man.

Trooper John Farley said he wasn’t sure what charges the man would face “but, obviously, attempted murder will be one of them.”

The driver wasn’t arrested.