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Names Released in Seymour Shooting

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SEYMOUR (KWWL) -- The Department of Public Safety has released the names of the trooper and suspect involved in a Wednesday night shooting that left classes in Seymour closed for the day on Thursday.

The Division of Criminal Investigation says a Centerville police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle around 11:30 Wednesday night on a suspicion of drunk driving. The driver took off, heading towards Seymour.

The Centreville officer tried to use "stop sticks," but it only punctured the front left tire. State Trooper Chris Spencer, an 11 year veteran, hit the vehicle with his car in an effort to stop the chase. When the vehicle attempted to leave the scene, the Spencer fired his gun into the vehicle.

The driver, 26 year old Justin Jacob of Wapello County, was taken to Mercy hospital in Des Moines being treated for gunshot wounds.

The chase ended on Seymour school property. The school superintendent cancelled school on Thursday while DCI investigates.

Spencer has been put on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

There was also a passenger in Jacob's vehicle. The passenger was not injured and DCI is not releasing the name.

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