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Officials: Missouri deputy fatally shot man after car chase

Authorities in central Missouri say a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man following a police chase of a car that ended in a field east of Columbia.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office reported on its Facebook page that the shooting happened Sunday morning, killing 37-year-old Blain Johnson, of Columbia.

The department says the incident began when a deputy tried to stop the car Johnson was driving around 10:30 a.m.

Sunday because he suspected the car was stolen and had been involved in a possible kidnapping.

Officials say the car refused to stop, and the deputy gave chase. Minutes later, when car went off the road at an intersection, officials say Johnson emerged from the car displaying a weapon, and the deputy shot him.

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