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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
May 31, 2014
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Officers Investigating Red Oak Shooting

Red Oak, IOWA – At approximately 12:15 A.M. on May 31, 2014, the Red Oak Police Department and the Red Oak Fire and Rescue received a call of a shooting at 407 4th Avenue in Red Oak.

Upon the arrival, officers determined that a subject identified as Clyde Everett Zeigler, 36, of Red Oak, had been shot multiple times.  Zeigler was flown by air ambulance to an Omaha hospital and remains in critical condition.

The suspect, Rafael Bautista, 31, was taken into custody by Red Oak Police around 9:00 A.M. Bautista has a self-inflicted gunshot wound and is currently being treated at the Creighton University Medical Center. He is charged with attempted murder, willful injury and going armed with intent and being held on $50,000 cash-only bond. Once Bautista is released from the hospital, he will be transported to the Montgomery County Jail.

The incident continues to be investigated by the Red Oak Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory.



Media contact: Red Oak Police Chief, Drue Powers, (712) 623-6500.

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

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