Iowan facing attempted murder charge released from Omaha hospital

A 28-year-old man facing an attempted murder charge against a Council Bluffs police officer has been released from an Omaha hospital and booked into jail.

Bluffs police said Clifton Wade was released Sunday from Nebraska Medical Center, where he had been treated for injuries suffered in a vehicle pursuit and an officer-involved shooting May 1.

After his release, Wade was booked into the Douglas County Jail as a fugitive from justice, Bluffs police said.

Pottawattamie County and Douglas County authorities will work to return Wade to Iowa, where they say he faces two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, aggravated assault of a police officer and felony eluding arrest.

Wade, who is from Bondurant, Iowa, also has several warrants for traffic offenses, including a charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, authorities said.

Last week, Pottawattamie County authorities said no charges would be filed against any Bluffs officers.

Police said one officer fired nine rounds at Wade after Wade rammed two police cruisers during the pursuit.

Three of the bullets struck Wade, one in the left elbow, one in the left collarbone and one in the head, with the bullet lodging at the base of his skull, police said.

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