2 Iowa deputies stable after being shot serving arrest warrant

PoliceOne Staff

STUART, Iowa — Two Iowa sheriff’s deputies are in stable condition after being shot while trying to serve an arrest warrant. 

WHO reports three Guthrie County sheriff’s deputies and one Stuart police officer were serving an arrest warrant Thursday night when they reported shots had been fired.  Law enforcement negotiated with someone inside the apartment and got him to surrender, but officials would not release if he was either the shooter or the person named in the arrest warrant. 

Someone inside the apartment was also shot and is now in stable condition, WHO reports. A police officer was treated for gun powder burn and released from the hospital. 

“They’re doing well,” Guthrie County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Bennett told the Des Moines Register. “We had good backup and we want to thank all the other agencies that showed up to support us today. We had quite the outpouring of officers.” 

Officers from six counties and three cities responded to the shooting, WHO reports. A spokesman for the Iowa Department of Public Safety told reporters they will not be releasing any names or other information until an investigation into the shooting is complete. 

Law enforcement officials are holding a news conference to release information on an officer-involved shooting in Stuart late last night.

Posted by WHO TV Channel 13 News on Friday, October 18, 2019

“We’re not releasing it now,” he told reporters. “That’s all part of our investigation. We want to make sure our information is 100% accurate. Right now, we have half a dozen agents out running, following leads, doing interviews…making sure the information we give is accurate.” 

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