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Sheriff: Deputy shot at gun-wielding driver in Leavenworth

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Sheriff: Deputy shot at gun-wielding driver in Leavenworth Sheriff: Deputy shot at gun-wielding driver in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. - Authorities say a central Washington sheriff's deputy fired shots at a pickup truck driver after he displayed a gun.
    
Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett says that as the deputy approached the vehicle in a Leavenworth parking lot early Tuesday, 66-year-old Robert Friess, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, displayed a gun and the deputy fired. It's not clear if Friess also fired.
    
Friess reportedly then took off, leading two deputies on a pursuit on U.S. Highway 2. Troopers deployed spike strips to puncture the truck's tires near Cashmere, but it continued for a mile before coming to rest in a ditch.
    
Burnett says Friess surrendered after a brief standoff. He had a gunshot wound to the hand and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
    
A regional investigations team is reviewing the incident.

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