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Kansas trooper grazes fleeing Missouri motorist with bullet

Authorities say a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper fired multiple shots at a fleeing Missouri motorist and grazed the man with a bullet after he rammed a patrol car.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that the pursuit started Thursday night after a trooper attempted to stop a pickup truck with a stolen tag on the Kansas Turnpike in Douglas County.

The release said 40-year-old Robert Knapp, of Springfield, drove west toward Topeka until troopers were able to use tire-deflating devices and a tactical maneuver to stop the truck.

The KBI said Knapp then rammed the patrol car, leading a trooper to fire shots.


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