- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

NIOBRARA, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a Nebraska fugitive who shot himself rather than surrender to tribal and federal officers has died at a hospital.

The FBI says 25-year-old David Hoffman refused to give up peacefully Wednesday when found on the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in northeast Nebraska. Authorities say he was taken to a hospital in nearby Yankton, South Dakota, where he died.

FBI spokeswoman Sandra Breault says none of the officers fired and no injuries to anyone else have been reported.

The manhunt began Tuesday afternoon after a Niobrara police officer tried to arrest Hoffman on a Knox County warrant alleging burglary and theft. The Nebraska State Patrol and other agencies joined the search as Niobrara schools and some businesses were locked down.

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