Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release:
Media Contact:
Special Agent in Charge Adam DeCamp
July 7, 2019


DCI Investigating Early Morning
Officer-Involved Shooting

Agents and crime scene personnel with the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are investigating an early morning shooting in the City of Leon.

On July 7, 2019, at 3:08 a.m., an officer with the Leon Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 300 block of NW 3rd Street. During the traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle, a male in is 50’s, sprayed the Leon officer with a chemical agent. In response, the officer fired his weapon, striking the driver. The driver was provided medical attention at the scene. He was then airlifted to Des Moines hospital, where he remains in critical condition.

The Leon officer is on paid administrative leave.

The name of the involved officer nor the name of the driver are being released at this time.

Additional information will be released as appropriate.

Please direct any inquiries on this investigation to Special Agent in Charge Adam DeCamp (515.250.4912).



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