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MEDIA RELEASE: 02/28/19
MARSHALLTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING
On Thursday, February 28, 2019, at approximately 10:19 a.m., law enforcement personnel were executing a drug search warrant at 302 North 2nd Street in Marshalltown. While attempting entry into this residence, officers encountered an adult male who was armed. Two, Marshalltown Police Department officers did fire their duty weapons during this encounter. Nobody was injured. The adult male has been detained by law enforcement.
The investigation of this incident is ongoing. The Marshalltown Police Department has asked the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to conduct an independent investigation of this officer involved shooting. Pursuant to department policy, and normal protocols, the Marshalltown Police Department officers involved in this incident have been placed on paid administrative leave while this investigation is ongoing.
Also assisting with this investigation is the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Mid Iowa Drug Task Force.
For more information, please contact Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641-754-5771 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.