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
October 15, 2014
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Update: DCI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Johnson County, IOWA -- The preliminary investigation shows that both Bradley Wayne McNeese and the Johnson County Sheriff's Deputy discharged their weapons. The preliminary investigation also shows that McNeese was injured by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This investigation is on-going at this time.

On October 13, 2014, Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to locate a suicidal subject identified as Bradley Wayne McNeese, age 32.  McNeese was located near Swisher, Iowa, by Johnson County deputies and Iowa State Patrol Troopers.  McNeese fled the area and a vehicle chase ensued.  The pursuit came to an end near the intersection of Sandy Beach Road and Lake Manor Road. McNeese was injured and transported to the University of Iowa Hospital for a gunshot wound.  No officers were injured during the incident.

The Division of Criminal Investigation has been requested to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation. The investigation is on-going at this time.  Further information will be released when it becomes available.

Pursuant to the Johnson County Sheriff’s policy, the deputy involved has been placed on paid administrative leave.  The name of the deputy involved is not being released at this time. 

Media Contact:
Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Richard Rahn
(563) 370-5109

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

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