Deputy hurt, 1 person shot by officers, 1 arrested in chase

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SCIENCE HILL, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say a Kentucky sheriff’s deputy was injured while pursuing a suspected stolen vehicle, and shot and injured a person inside the car during the chase.

Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputy Karl Clinard tells news outlets Lt. Jon Williams was being treated for injuries that weren’t life-threatening. State Police Trooper Nick Hale says the car authorities chased on Tuesday had two people inside, and one was taken to a hospital while the other was arrested.

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The wounded person was shot in the neck. It’s unclear who was driving and their names weren’t provided.

The pursuit began when the car fled from a deputy who tried to pull it over. Officers shot into the vehicle after it struck Williams as he was deploying a device to flatten its tires.