Nebraska State Patrol: Officer Dragged By Car Shoots Driver

(KFOR NEWS  May 10, 2022)   NELIGH, Neb. (AP) – State officials are investigating a police shooting in northeastern Nebraska that police said occurred as an officer was being dragged by a car he had pulled over.

The Nebraska State Patrol says in a news release that the shooting happened Sunday afternoon following reports of a disturbance in a Neligh convenience store parking lot.  The patrol says a Neligh officer was making contact with a woman involved in the disturbance when she drove off, dragging the officer . The officer then fired his gun, hitting the woman before he fell from the vehicle.  The patrol said a witness was able to force the woman’s vehicle off the road.

Both the officer and woman were taken to hospitals and are expected to survive.

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