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On Sunday morning deputies attempted to make a traffic stop after they noticed that the driver appeared to be falling asleep behind the wheel.
The driver Bernard Ledlow was a convicted felon who had just been released from prison back in January after serving a 17 year sentence for federal gun and drug infractions.
Ledlow refused to pull over and led police on a slow chase when he ultimately crashed his vehicle. While police were pursuing him he fired shots out of the back window of his SUV. He also fired shots at a deputy who was putting down road spikes to stop his vehicle.
Once he crashed his vehicle he continued to fire at deputies as he fled into the woods. One of the deputies was shot in the leg and treated at a nearby hospital.
Police setup a perimeter around the woods and evacuated homes as police looked for him using search dogs, helicopters and boats along the river
After a six hour manhunt for Ledlow police found him in the woods. During the altercation a deputy shot and killed Ledlow.
Police are investigating the shooting and the name of the officer who was shot has not been released