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Troopers escape injury after shots fired at patrol car


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Bullet holes in the windshield of a state trooper's car can be seen after suspects opened fire on the officers.

OMAHA, Neb. – Two Nebraska State Patrol troopers escaped injury and two people were taken into custody after shots were fired at a patrol car during an attempted traffic stop in Omaha.

Just after midnight on Thursday, Feb. 5, a trooper attempted a traffic stop of a 2002 Hyundai Accent, for a broken taillight, near the Interstate 680/I-80 split. The vehicle traveling at a slow speed failed to stop, continuing northbound onto I-680. The vehicle continued at a slow speed turning east onto Center Street, before turning south on 108th Street. As the vehicle turned south, a male leaned out of t...

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