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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
November 19, 2014 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Victims' Names Released in Pleasant Hill Shootings

Des Moines, IOWA – On Monday, November 17, 2014, during several shooting incidents in the Pleasant Hill area, two victims were injured.  Those victims are identified as Zachary Whitehill and Mark Mitchell. Matthew Stephenson was not shot or injured during the shootings.

Mark Mitchell is a civilian employee of the Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS).  At this time, law enforcement officials have no evidence to believe that either victim’s place of employment has any connection to the shootings that took place on Monday.

No further information will be released at this time regarding this incident, as it is an on-going investigation. Any in-car camera videos and interviews will not be provided at this time because they are part of the on-going investigation.

Media contact: Alex Murphy, DCI Spokesman, Commissioner’s Office, (515) 443-3014.

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

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