Police Recover Baby in Stolen Car; Suspect Shoots Self

Daniel TwoHearts also allegedly fired at a North Dakota trooper
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 4, 2017 3:20 PM CST

(Newser) – An attempt to stop a pickup truck with a loud exhaust system led to a wild chase in which the driver shot at a trooper, stole a car with a baby inside, and eventually shot and wounded himself, authorities said. It began when a trooper tried to pull over a pickup truck with a loud exhaust on Interstate 29 in Grand Forks, the AP reports. The driver tried to get away, reaching speeds of about 100mph before being stopped by tire spikes, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. The suspect jumped out and allegedly fired three shots at a trooper, who wasn't injured. Two others in the pickup were arrested and meth was found in the truck, authorities said. Meanwhile, the suspect, Daniel TwoHearts, ran into a neighborhood and jumped into an idling car with an infant inside it.

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Officers spotted that car on a county road about 20 miles away, again deployed road spikes, flattening the tires and recovering the infant unharmed, but TwoHearts got away again. After dawn Friday, another truck was reported missing, and was later found abandoned at the Walmart in town. Police finally caught up with TwoHearts Friday night in Devils Lake, about 80 miles from Grand Forks. He was allegedly barricaded in an apartment. Officers entered after hearing TwoHearts shoot himself. Despite it all, only TwoHearts was hurt during the ordeal. "People can relax," police Capt. John Barnett told the Devils Lake Journal. "It got a little tense for a while." (Read more North Dakota stories.)

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