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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Saturday, March 15, 2014
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DCI Investigates Council Bluffs
Officer-Involved Shooting

Council Bluffs, IOWA – At approximately 5:53 PM, on March 14th, the Pottawattamie County 911 center received a call of a reckless driver in the area of North 8th Street and Avenue D in Council Bluffs.  A Council Bluffs Patrol Officer in the area observed the subject vehicle occupied by one male subject.  The subject attempted to flee the area and the patrol officer located the subject a short time later in the area of North 17th Street and Avenue A in Council Bluffs, where a foot pursuit ensued.  During the encounter with the subject, the patrol officer discharged his duty weapon one time, missing the subject.  The subject was apprehended and transported to a local hospital with a medical condition that was not related to the discharge of the officer’s weapon. 

At this time, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the officer-related shooting and the Council Bluffs Police Department is investigating the criminal acts of the subject.  Possible charges are pending against the subject.


Media Contact:  SAC Mitch Mortvedt 402.650.7458


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

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