Another deputy soon arrived, the department said. He picked up Wyckoff and the two chased the stolen patrol vehicle . The chase wound through rural Taylor County for about 40 minutes, punctuated by exchanges of gunshots. Other officers joined the chase, and the stolen vehicle eventually went out of control and rolled several times. The suspect fled on foot.
Personal items left in the wrecked vehicle led officers to conclude that Long was the man who shot Wyckoff, the department said.
Wyckoff, 33, was flown to a hospital in Omaha, Neb. Mortvedt said he was still in stable condition and was expected to make a full recovery.