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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
October 30, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Man Arrested in Connection with April Officer-Involved Shooting

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- On October 29, 2015, Jovan Webb was arrested by the Davenport Police Department on arrest warrants for Assault on Persons in Certain Occupations (Peace Officer) while Using a Dangerous Weapon, Interference with Official Acts While Armed with a Firearm and Carrying Weapons.    

The arrest warrants stem from an incident at the New World Lounge II in Waterloo, Iowa, on April 05, 2015, when Webb fled from Waterloo Police Officer, Mark Nissen, and struck Waterloo Police Sergeant Steven Bose several times with his vehicle. As Webb left the area, Sergeant Bose had to dive to the ground on the driver side of the vehicle.  By doing so, Officers Nissen and Frein lost sight of Sergeant Bose and believed he was being dragged by Webb’s vehicle.  As Webb continued to drive away Officer Nissen pulled his service weapon and fired four shots through the windshield toward Webb.  Immediately after, Officer Frein followed the vehicle on foot and fired three more shots into the vehicle.  On August 21, 2015, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office determined that the force used by the officers was justified and was not a criminal act. 

Webb was also charged by the Davenport Police Department with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) assisted with the officer-involved shooting investigation.

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

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