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Des Moines police say officers shot SUV driver

Posted: Updated: March 21, 2014 07:29 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Des Moines police say an SUV driver who tried to run down some officers has been shot.

A police news release says officers were dispatched around 11:45 p.m. Thursday to check several reports of gunshots in a central Des Moines neighborhood. The officers were checking cars struck by gunfire and looking for bullet casings when the sport utility vehicle approached the crime scene.

Police say the officers tried to stop the SUV from running through the scene, but the SUV accelerated toward the officers. Three officers fired at the SUV driver before he raced away.

The SUV was found a few blocks away, and a wounded man was found inside a nearby residence. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and reported in stable condition.

His name hasn't been released.



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