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Dashcam video shows officer almost shot during traffic stop

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LA CRESCENT, Minn. -

A police officer in La Crescent, Minnesota is lucky to be alive after being fired on from a stopped vehicle. 

Police dash cam video shows officer Ryan Quanrud walking up to a stopped vehicle.

As he nears the vehicle. Someone inside the car pulls out a shotgun and fires, narrowly missing Officer Quanrud. 

The vehicle then takes off and a high-speed chase follows. 

Police officers were eventually able to apprehend the two people inside the vehicle. After they fled on foot into a nearby field. 

Both men were charged with seven felony counts, including attempted first-degree murder of an officer, first-degree assault and fleeing a police officer.

The incident began when police spotted the men behaving suspiciously at a gas station and attempted to stop their vehicle. 

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