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Man shot by South Dakota officers after chase pleads guilty in plea deal; could face 51 years

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RAPID CITY, South Dakota — A man shot by law officers following a chase in southwestern South Dakota more than a year ago has pleaded guilty under a deal with prosecutors.

Forty-five-year-old Travis Ross pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated assault on law officers and driving under the influence. Prosecutors in return dropped charges of aggravated eluding and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Ross could face up to 51 years in prison when he's sentenced Oct. 27.

Authorities say officers chased Ross on June 17, 2013, and shot him four times near New Underwood when he brandished a rifle. Ross survived the shooting.

Attorney General Marty Jackley later concluded that the officers were justified in shooting Ross.

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