- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A 33-year-old man has been arrested in Omaha after a chase that began with officers’ gunshots in Council Bluffs.

The Council Bluffs Police Department says that around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday officers spotted a stolen Corvette at an apartment complex. The officers say the Corvette driver accelerated toward them, so they opened fire before the Corvette struck their cruiser. Neither officer was injured.

A chase began but ended a few minutes later across the Missouri River in Omaha, when officers lost sight of the Corvette. It was later found abandoned. The man suspected of driving it was arrested nearby. He was identified as 33-year-old Jesse Wilkinson.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call Wednesday from The Associated Press.



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