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For immediate release:  
April 30, 2018  

DCI Investigating Rural Moorland
Officer Involved Shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has identified the deceased male subject involved in the officer-involved shooting in Moorland, Iowa as Joshua Lee Ewing, age 26, of Carroll, Iowa.  An autopsy is scheduled with the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office for Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

The Iowa State Trooper has been identified as Trooper Justin Parman.

The investigation into this incident is on-going, with the final report pending autopsy and laboratory information.  Upon completion, all information will be forwarded to the Webster County Attorney’s Office for review. 

Previous Release from 04/29/2018:

On April 29, 2018, an Iowa State Trooper responded to a motorist assist in the 2300 block of Carter Avenue, in rural Moorland, Iowa, just west of Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Upon arrival, the Trooper encountered a male and female involved in a dispute and the male subject pointed and fired a handgun at the Trooper.   The male subject and the ISP Trooper exchanged several rounds at each other and the male subject was subsequently shot and killed.  The Trooper was not injured.  The initial investigation revealed the male suspect had fired several shots into his own vehicle prior to the Trooper arriving.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of relatives and the name of the Trooper is being withheld at his time.  The Webster County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating this incident and results of the investigation will be forwarded to the Webster County Attorney’s Office for review.

Media Contact:
SAC Mike Krapfl



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