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      Authorities Searching for Suspect in Shooting of Richardson County Sheriff's Deputy

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      HUMBOLDT, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies are combing southeast Nebraska and parts of nearby states, looking for a car carrying someone who shot a Richardson County sheriff's deputy.

      The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Monday on County Road 717, a quarter mile west of U.S. Highway 75 and about 5½ miles northeast of Humboldt.

      The Richardson County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Joshua Nincehelser noticed a stopped car and approached to offer aid. Nincehelser reports that the driver soon pulled a pistol and fired several times. Nincehelser returned fire and then gave chase as the car sped away.

      The office says the chase stopped when Nincehelser couldn't see through his bullet-shattered windshield and realized one of his arms had been hit. He was being treated at a Lincoln hospital.

      No arrests have been reported.
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