Iowa Department of Public Safety
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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Friday, October 21, 2011
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DCI Agents, Forest City Officer Involved in Shooting Incident

Forest City, IOWA --- Last night, October 20, 2011, in Forest City at approximately 6:15 PM, two agents from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation were involved in an altercation with an off-duty Forest City Police Officer who was under investigation.  Following an interview with the off-duty officer, a struggle ensued which resulted in the officer being shot by one of the DCI agents.

Emergency personnel were immediately called to the scene.  The officer was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for a non-life threatening injury.

The investigation into this incident is continuing.


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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