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Man Shot After Trying To Run Over Officer

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been hospitalized after he tried to run over an Anderson County deputy and was shot by another officer.

Sheriff’s spokesman Chad McBride says deputies got a tip Thursday night about a stolen pickup truck. Officers saw the truck and tried the stop the driver, who sped off and led deputies on a chase.

McBride says the driver crashed in a wooded area and then tried to run over deputies approaching him. McBride says the officers shot at the man, wounding him in the shoulder.

The driver, Ricky “Pighead” Clark, was taken to a hospital Thursday night.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

The deputies’ names have not been released.

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