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Wisconsin pilot flees officers, later

crashes into cornfield

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say they were trying to arrest a Wisconsin man on a domestic abuse-related charge when he fled in an airplane before crashing into a cornfield.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says officers went to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on Friday night to try to arrest the 47-year-old for violating a restraining order and other charges. For 18 days, investigators had checked locations he was known to frequent, including the hanger where he kept his plane.

The department says he took off despite instructions from the control tower to hold until officers arrived, nearly hitting an Oshkosh police car before becoming airborne. The twin-engine plane crashed about two hours later near Waupaca, about 40 miles away.

The pilot was hospitalized with serious injuries that weren’t life-threatening. Charges are pending.

Police: New York man fatally

shot on Tennessee interstate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say they are searching for suspects in the fatal shooting of a New York man during a car chase on Interstate 40.

Metropolitan Nashville Police say 21-year-old Eliezer De la Cruz of Yonkers, New York, was killed in the shooting Saturday while his friend suffered a broken leg when their rental vehicle crashed east of Nashville.

The police statement says the vehicle contained thousands of dollars in cash and was being chased on the interstate by two other vehicles. After shots were fired, police say, the vehicle exited the interstate, lost control and crashed. De la Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene from gunshot wounds.

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