Muscatine Officer Involved In Shooting

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According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, an officer from the Muscatine Police Department deputy was involved in a shooting after a traffic stop on Friday evening.  Preliminary reports indicate that the deputy was the only one to discharge a weapon.

A press release from the Muscatine Policy Department indicates that around 10:08 p.m., a Blue 2008 Hummer was reported stolen from a restaurant parking lot.  Around 10:33 p.m. the vehicle was located by the Muscatine deputy on Hwy 61 who stopped the vehicle.  the vehicle attempted to leave the scene and stuck several parked vehicles in the process of fleeing including a law enforcement vehicle.  Law enforcement fired several shots and wounded the driver who was transported to Unity Point Hospital and transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals.

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  • Blanconino

    Hmm not sure if that is a reasonable situation to discharge a weapon.