UPDATE: Sioux City Police Chief Rex Mueller said the gunshot struck an interior seat of the suspect's vehicle.

SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City police officer on Wednesday fired his weapon at a man with an outstanding arrest warrant who was attempting to avoid being apprehended by other officers.

The Sioux City Police Department has scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. Thursday to discuss the incident.

According to a department news release, officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Douglas St. Cyr at 9 p.m. in the 2800 block of Iowa Street. St. Cyr struck an undercover officer's vehicle in an attempt to avoid arrest, and the officer discharged his handgun.

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St. Cyr, 29, of Winnebago, Nebraska, fled the scene on foot and was apprehended a short time later. He was charged with assault on a police officer, driving while license suspended and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

An arrest warrant was issued for St. Cyr in March after he failed to appear for a presentence investigation at the 3rd Judicial District Department of Correctional Services in Sioux City. He had been scheduled to enter a plea in Woodbury County District Court to charges of third-offense possession of a controlled substance and driving while license barred. He also was wanted on two counts of contempt of court.

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