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WY man Shot By Officers After Vehicle Chase In SD

 A 41-year-old Wyoming man is in critical condition in a South Dakota hospital after being shot by officers following a vehicle chase in the Rapid City area.

Authorities allege that James Baker Jr. of Gillette, Wyo., fled from a traffic stop about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. The chase ended on an Interstate 90 on-ramp after road spikes placed by officers deflated one of the tires on Baker’s truck.

Police allege that Baker emerged from the vehicle with a handgun and fired at officers, and two Rapid City police officers and a Highway Patrol trooper returned fire and shot Baker at least twice, in the upper torso and hand. The officers weren’t hurt.

Baker is formerly from Box Elder. He’s wanted on a Wyoming warrant for violating probation on a larceny conviction.

Associated Press

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