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For immediate release:  
January 11, 2018  

Suspect Arrested After
Brief Stand-Off With Shots Fired

Des Moines, IOWA --
Iowa State Patrol Troopers and local law enforcement officers responded to a 911 call of  “shots fired” along Interstate I-80 East of the 265 mile marker at the rest area. The suspect then drove west bound and exited at the 265 exit where he fired more rounds at motorists at the BP gas station. Troopers encountered the suspect on County RD X46 where they engaged him and exchanged gunfire. After a brief stand-off Troopers/Officers were able to take the suspect into custody. No injuries were sustained by the suspect or law enforcement.

The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is investigating as a result of officers involved in shooting. The Officers involved and the suspect's name will not be released at this time.

Media Contact:
Special Agent Ryan Herman
Cell: 319-217-1580


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

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