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Douglas man eludes officers through Douglas while discharging firearm

(Douglas, Wyo.) - On Thursday, July 21st, around 9:00 pm Converse County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Douglas Police Department in a vehicle pursuit through Douglas. The single occupant of a passenger vehicle eluded officers and then shot off rounds from a handgun while driving. The pursuit went through multiple areas of Douglas, and the suspect vehicle ran over law enforcement deployed spike strips. The pursuit came to an end on the 600 block of South 7th Street when the suspect vehicle struck a law enforcement patrol vehicle. No firearms were discharged by law enforcement, and the incident ended as safely as possible. The suspect was identified as John Anderson III of Douglas. Anderson was taken to Memorial Hospital of Converse County to be evaluated, prior to being taken to the Converse County Detention Center where he is currently being held. This incident is under investigation by the Converse County Sheriff’s Office. #oilcity #news