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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
June 3, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Investigating Fairfield Officer Involved Shooting

FAIRFIELD, Iowa -- On June 2, 2015, at approximately 1 a.m., Fairfield Police Officers attempted to stop a vehicle near the intersection of 12th Street and Jefferson Avenue, in Fairfield.  The vehicle refused to stop and continued to elude law enforcement.  The vehicle was eventually stopped approximately 2 miles south of Birmingham in Van Buren County.  Officers with the Fairfield Police Department discharged their weapons during the incident.  The driver of the vehicle was subsequently taken into custody.  No one was injured during this incident. 

This matter is still under investigation and further information will be released upon the conclusion of that investigation.  The names of the officers and suspect are not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation. 

The Fairfield Police Department would like to thank the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Reserves, the Van Buren County Sherriff’s Office and Reserves, the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa State Patrol (ISP) and the DPS' Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, and the Van Buren County Attorney’s Office.

Media Contact: Captain Colin Smith, Fairfield Police Department

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

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