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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:44 pm | Updated: 7:07 pm, Tue Aug 13, 2019.

WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) — Police from the Oglala Sioux Tribe have captured four suspects following a shooting near Wounded Knee.

KOTA-TV reports the teens were captured after citizens helped police find them at a home in the Wounded Knee housing area.

Tribal police chief Robert Ecoffey says an officer responded to a call of shots fired on Tuesday morning. When the officer tried to stop the suspects, they took off in a stolen car.

Ecoffey says the officer came across the car in a ravine, and when he got out of his patrol car and approached the suspects, a gun was fired at him but the officer was not hit.

No one was hurt in the earlier shooting.


This story corrects that gun was fired at officer, not at patrol car, and deletes reference to high-powered rifle.

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