COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (KMTV) - Part of Interstate 29 was shut down Tuesday morning following a high-speed police pursuit early Tuesday.
During the chase, a 28-year-old man fleeing Council Bluffs Police was shot by an officer, according to a CBPD release. His injuries were not life-threatening, and the man was taken into custody following the pursuit. On Tuesday afternoon, the man was identified as Clifton Wade and he was charged for attempted murder, aggravated assault of a police officer and felony eluding. Wade is still in the hospital as of Tuesday afternoon, but will be booked upon his release.
The officer who shot Wade was placed on administrative leave until the investigation runs its course, a later release said.
According to police, just before 3 a.m., Council Bluffs officers attempted to pull over a pickup in the 3400 block of South 11th Street, near a construction contracting company that was not open for business. The driver of the pickup fled the area at high speeds and in a reckless manner, and CBPD pursued, the pickup entered southbound Interstate 29 near the Highway 370 interchange, then drove north on the road alongside the interstate near the 45 mile marker before returning to I-29.
Once back on the interstate, the driver rammed two CBPD vehicles and an officer fired his weapon, hitting the pickup driver in the arm. Two officers were treated and released from a local hospital. Council Bluffs Fire Department gave medical assistance upon arrival at the scene.