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Police identify driver who died after vehicle chase and shooting as 18-year-old Hutchinson man

Authorities have identified a driver who died following a three-vehicle chase and shooting in Council Bluffs.

Police say 18-year-old Ethan Edgar, of Hutchinson, Kansas, was killed.

Police say the incident began when a man and several of his friends went looking for the man’s stolen car Monday afternoon.  When the group spotted the car at a gas station, they used the two cars they were in to box in the stolen car.  Police say Edgar, who was driving the stolen car, rammed the other cars in an attempt to flee.

That’s when a passenger in one of the rammed cars began shooting at Edgar, and a chase ensued before Edgar crashed.  Edgafar was taken to a hospital in neighboring Omaha, Nebraska, where he died.  Police say his injuries included two gunshot wounds.

Police questioned but didn’t arrest the Omaha shooter or other men.  The Pottawattamie County Attorney is expected to present evidence to a grand jury to determine if criminal charges will be filed.

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