- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SCHUYLER, Neb. (AP) - A grand jury in eastern Nebraska has cleared law enforcement officers of any wrongdoing in the June shooting death of a Columbus man who led authorities on a car chase.

The Columbus Telegram reports (https://bit.ly/1v7YUzL ) jurors in Colfax County District Court returned the decision in connection with the investigation into the death of 32-year-old Jason T. Van Buskirk.

Authorities say Van Buskirk, who was originally pursued in connection with a domestic disturbance in Columbus, led several law enforcement departments on a car chase through two counties. He is accused of shooting at a state trooper and ramming into several police cruisers.

Authorities eventually shot at Van Buskirk, and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Colfax County Attorney Denise Kracl did not release additional information.

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Information from: Columbus Telegram, https://www.columbustelegram.com

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