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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
June 29, 2016
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DCI Releases More Information in Boone Officer-Involved Shooting

BOONE, Iowa -- The subject in the shooting has been identified as Michael Disbrowe, 28, of Boone, Iowa.  The autopsy on Disbrowe was completed yesterday by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa.  The final autopsy results will be completed in 4 to 6 weeks. 

The two Boone Police Department officers involved in the shooting are identified as Sergeant Nathan Kester and Officer Joseph Slight.  Sergeant Kester has been a Boone Police Officer for 14 years and Officer Slight has been a Boone Police Officer for one year.

On Monday, June 27, 2016, the Boone County Dispatch Center received a 911 call at approximately 10:15 pm in reference to a report of a male subject with a gun threatening people. Officers with the Boone Police Department and Deputies with the Boone County Sheriff’s office responded to the area of 332 West 2nd Street in Boone.

Upon arriving in the area of 332 West 2nd Street, law enforcement located a male subject that matched the description that was given to the Boone County Dispatch Center. When the male subject was confronted by law enforcement, the subject drew a gun from his waistband. Law enforcement officers spoke to the subject and ordered the subject to drop the gun numerous times and the subject refused.

After several minutes, the subject raised his arm and aimed the gun at the officers and approached the officers. Law enforcement officers engaged the subject and fired their weapons striking the subject. The subject was immediately given medical aid and was transported to the Boone County Hospital where he later died from the injuries.

The body has been transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa, where an autopsy will be conducted today.

The officers involved in this incident have been placed on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation, per Boone Police Department policy.

The Boone Police Department is being assisted in the investigation by Agents from the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI),  the Crime Scene Team from the Iowa DCI’s Criminalistics Laboratory and the Boone County Sheriff’s office.

No additional information will be released at this time.

Media Contact: Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge Michael Motsinger at (515) 729-3706.
Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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