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Aug 10, 2011 5:51 PM by Andy Koen

Fugitive siblings fired at troopers with automatic weapons

The Florida siblings at the center of a nationwide manhunt fired at Colorado State Troopers with an AK-47 assault rifle and a MAC-11 machine pistol while speeding down Interstate 25 at over 100 miles per hour.

Lt. Col. Anthony Padilla of the Colorado State Patrol said at a press conference held at the Pueblo County Jail Wednesday afternoon that his troopers kept close pursuit of the speeding Subaru despite the hail of gunfire aimed at them.

Grace Lee Dougherty, Ryan Edward Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley were all taken into custody Wednesday morning near Walsenburg when they rolled their car after driving over stop sticks.

As officers rushed toward the wrecked vehicle, one of the brothers fled on foot. According to Padilla, Grace Dougherty was attempting to raise her weapon at a Walsenburg police officer when the officer fired his weapon and hit her in the leg.

The brother who left on foot was later captured by Walsenburg police officers. Grace Dougherty was taken to the hospital for treatment and released into police custody. All three suspects are being held in the Pueblo County Jail.

According the FBI, on August 2, the trio fired at a Florida police officer and later robbed a bank in Valdosta, GA.

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