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Joseph Tedrick fled Oregon after being arrested for driving erratically with a girl in the backseat of his car.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE - Joseph M. TedrickA 33-year-old man who was accused of leading police on a chase in Portland with a little girl in the backseat died in Wisconsin after he was shot by police there.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, law enforcement agencies were trying to apprehend Joseph M. Tedrick with a warrant at a home in Ashland, Wisconsin. While doing so, officials said Tedrick got into a car and then struck and pushed a U.S. Marshal's car for a short distance.

As Tedrick was trying to flee, law enforcement officers said they saw him handling a firearm, so they fired their guns and struck him. Despite life-saving measures, he died at the scene.

Back in August 2018, Portland police used spike strips after they said Tedrick was driving erratically and led them on a chase. However, when the car stopped, police said Tedrick got out and tried to get away by swimming in the Columbia River.

The girl was unharmed while Tedrick was taken to the hospital. He later told police he had taken an unspecified controlled substance.

During his arraignment on Aug. 7, 2018, the judge said Tedrick had a history with overdosing on drugs.

He was booked into Multnomah County Jail on charges of reckless driving, reckless endangering, driving while suspended, attempt to elude in a vehicle, attempt to elude on foot and interfering with a peace officer. A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to show up at his scheduled court appearance.


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