Police release car chase video where shots were fired

CREATED Apr 3, 2013

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MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) -- The Manitowoc Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after an officer fired seven shots at a truck driven by a 14-year-old Illinois boy. 

The department says the boy was speeding through Manitowoc in a stolen pickup truck. The legal age to hold a driver's license in Illinois is 16.

The police department released video of the June 12 police chase this week. The footage from dashboard cameras shows the pickup truck hitting a squad car driven by Officer Larry Perronne, slamming into a utility pole, backing up and taking off again. Perronne gets out of his car and fires at the fleeing truck, which is soon pulled over.

The Herald Times Reporter reports that state officials decided against charging Perronne, but he still faces the internal investigation.


Information from: Herald Times Reporter, http://www.htrnews.com