DCI Investigating Officer Involved Shooting
December 7, 2022
Blakesburg, Iowa - On December 7th, 2022 the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was called to an officer involved shooting near rural Blakesburg. The incident occurred at the conclusion of a pursuit of an armed robbery suspect. The suspect is being treated for an apparent gunshot wound(s) at an area hospital.
No further information is being released at this time.
Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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