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Sheriff: Police shoot man who fired at them following chase

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The Clallam County Sheriff says a Port Angeles man is in critical condition after he was shot by police following a pursuit Saturday morning. The Clallam County Sheriff says a Port Angeles man is in critical condition after he was shot by police following a pursuit Saturday morning.
PORT ANGELES, Wash. -

The Clallam County Sheriff says a Port Angeles man is in critical condition after he was shot by police following a pursuit Saturday morning.
    
Sheriff Bill Benedict tells the Peninsula Daily News that James Sweet fired six rounds from his revolver at police, who fired back and hit him multiple times.
    
Sweet was taken to a local hospital in Port Angeles. He is expected to be transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
    
Benedict says an officer tried to pull over Sweet's vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 for expired vehicle registration tags, but the driver sped off and police pursued. The chase ended when the suspect's vehicle crashed into another car. Police say Sweet got out of the car and fired at police.
    
Three Port Angeles Police officers and a Clallam County Sheriff's deputy received some minor scrapes and bruises.
    
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Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com

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