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Iowa police investigate why officer shot vehicle

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jul 22 2014 10:51AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa police are trying to determine why an officer fired a bullet into a car involved in a high-speed chase.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Jana Abens said Monday the shot was accidental. She says a reserve officer fired into the passenger-side door after the Sunday chase. No one was injured by the shooting.

The chase ended in the northwest part of the county after the driver reached speeds of up to 80 mph and weaved into oncoming traffic. Police sandwiched the vehicle between their cars to stop the driver. He was hospitalized following the chase and has not been charged.

Officials are conducting an internal investigation. Abens says it's unclear if the deputy will be placed on leave during the investigation.

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Location : Des MoinesIowa
People : Jana Abens
07/22/2014 10:51AM
Iowa police investigate why officer shot vehicle
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