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For immediate release:  
   
January 18, 2018  

DCI Investigating Incident
with Officer Involved Shooting


DES MOINES, Iowa
-- On January 17th, 2018, at 8:31 p.m., the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 report of a subject with a gun pointed at his head in a vehicle at Love’s Truck Stop in Floyd, Iowa.  Prior to officers’ arrival, the subject fled the area southbound on Highway 218.

At 8:49 p.m., a Nashua police officer observed a vehicle travelling southbound on Highway 218 at 104 mph. The officer stopped the vehicle and observed the driver get out pointing a handgun at his head.  Officers from the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office, the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, Nashua PD, and the Iowa State Patrol responded and negotiated with the driver for approximately 40 minutes before the driver fired a shot from inside the vehicle. 

Officers approached the vehicle to find the driver unharmed.  The driver resisted officer’s attempts to take him into custody and drove the vehicle forward striking an officer.  Two officers fired and struck the suspect.  The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating this incident.  The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending the notification of relatives.    

 

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