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Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested three teenagers they say fled authorities in a stolen SUV and had been shooting at bicyclists with BB guns, an agency spokesman said.

At about 4 p.m. Sunday, a trooper clocked a 2018 GMC Acadia at 100 mph on U.S. 77 near Princeton and tried to stop the SUV, but it took off, Cody Thomas said.

The pursuit continued along county roads and through Hickman before the SUV crashed in a ditch at 120th Street and Nebraska 2, Thomas said.

One of teens ran, but troopers arrested 19-year-old Steven Schroeder and took him to the Lancaster County jail. 

A 17-year-old girl who fainted inside the SUV was taken to a hospital for treatment. After being medically cleared, she and a 16-year-old boy were taken to the Lancaster County juvenile detention center.

All three were suspected of possession of a stolen vehicle, felony flight to avoid arrest and possession with intent to deliver, among other offenses.

The Journal Star does not generally identify minors involved in property crimes.

Troopers searched the Acadia, which had been stolen from Lincoln earlier Sunday, and found two BB guns and marijuana, Thomas said.

Troopers believe the three were shooting at cyclists on U.S. 77 before the chase began.

Any cyclist who may have witnessed this or was a victim is asked to call the State Patrol at 402-471-4680.

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Riley Johnson reports on local government in Lincoln.

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