Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting In Bremer County
Bremer County sheriff's officials are withholding the name of an individual involved in a chase with several law enforcement agencies, ending in an officer-involved fatal shooting Wednesday night (Jan. 17, 2018).
The incident began at about 8:30 p.m., when Floyd County sheriff's officials got a report of a man pointing a gun to his head at Love's Truck Stop in Floyd. Before deputies arrived, the person fled, driving south on U.S. Highway 218.
Then, around 8:50 p.m., a Nashua police officer spotted the vehicle traveling south on U.S. 218 at 104 mph. The vehicle was stopped, and the subject got out of the car, pointing a gun to his head.
Sheriff's deputies from Bremer and Chickasaw counties, Nashua police officers, and Iowa State Patrol troopers all converged on the scene. Authorities attempted to negotiate with the driver for about 40 minutes, when a shot was fired from inside the vehicle.
When officers approached the car, they found the subject was not harmed; but he allegedly resisted arrest and, in the process, drove his vehicle forward, striking one of the officers.
Two unnamed officers fired at the vehicle, striking the suspect, who was then pronounced dead at the scene.
The standoff forced the partial closure of U.S. Highway 218 near Plainfield.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is now investigating the incident. The suspect's name is being withheld until relatives can be notified.