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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
July 24, 2016
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Boone County Attorney: Officers Justified in Shooting

BOONE, Iowa – Today, the Boone County Attorney’s Office released it’s ruling on the June 27, 2016, Boone Police Department’s Officer-Involved Shooting death of Michael Disbrowe, 28, of Boone.

The ruling, which can be read in full at the link below, states Boone Police Department Sergeant Nathan Kester and Officer Joseph Slight were justified under the law when they fired their weapons that killed Michael Disbrowe.

On Monday, June 27, 2016, the Boone County Dispatch Center received a 911 call at 10:18 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.

Boone County Attorney Ruling
Weapon Comparison Pictures

Related Press Releases:
DCI Press Release on June 28, 2016
DCI Press Release on June 29, 2016

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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