- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - The Pottawattamie County attorney says a state trooper won’t face criminal charges in connection with the shooting of a man last December.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1fF2J8p ) county attorney Matt Wilber announced Friday that trooper Tim Sieleman wouldn’t be charged in connection with the Dec. 1 shooting.

Sieleman shot 28-year-old Michael Lee, of Carter Lake, after an incident that began when the trooper stopped the man for not having license plates on a truck later determined to have been stolen.

After a chase, Sieleman rammed the pickup truck Lee was driving. Later, Sieleman was on foot when he shot at Lee as his pickup was coming toward the trooper.

Lee suffered an arm wound.

Lee has pleaded not guilty to interference with official acts and assaulting a police officer.


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