Authorities identify Iowa man shot by trooper

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who tried to elude arrest in western Iowa and was shot by a trooper.

The state Division of Criminal Investigation says 27-year-old Michael Lee, of Carter Lake, remains hospitalized but his injuries are not life-threatening.

Authorities say Iowa State Patrol Trooper Tim Sieleman tried to stop Lee on Sunday near Council Bluffs for not having license plates on a pickup truck. At some point, Sieleman fired at Lee.

Other troopers joined the pursuit and eventually rammed Lee’s truck, which rolled across a highway median. Lee was taken into custody, and authorities later discovered he had outstanding warrants and the pickup was stolen.

Sieleman has been placed on paid administrative leave. Lee has not yet been charged, and the investigation is ongoing.

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