Woman shot, trooper injured in Sioux Falls chaseSIOUX FALLS (AP) — An officer shot and wounded a woman early Wednesday after a brief chase in which she ran over a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper, critically injuring him, authorities said.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — An officer shot and wounded a woman early Wednesday after a brief chase in which she ran over a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper, critically injuring him, authorities said.
Neither the patrol nor the state attorney general's office released certain details about the incident, including the name of the suspect, the law enforcement agency of the officer who shot her and the reason for the traffic stop, which happened at about 2:30 a.m. on the west side of Sioux Falls.
Authorities identified the injured trooper as Andrew Steen, 34. He and the 25-year-old suspect were taken to a Sioux Falls hospital, said Sara Rabern, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Marty Jackley.
Patrol Capt. Kevin Joffer said Steen was in critical but stable condition. Jackley said the suspect was wounded more than once. Her condition wasn't immediately made available.
Officers with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department also were involved in the chase. Jackley said a trooper tried to make a traffic stop, the driver fled and a short pursuit ensued.
"As the pursuit went on, one of our troopers got ran over by the suspect," Joffer said.
Rabern declined to release more details about the incident, which Jackley described only as an "officer involved shooting."
A shopping center and a city street were shut down early Wednesday as part of the crime scene. Sioux Falls police and state crime bureau agents were helping in the investigation.