Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


Shooting of Desert Storm veteran by Iowa cop ruled lawful by county attorney



This news story was published on July 26, 2017.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

WILLIAMSBURG, IOWA – A Desert Storm veteran was gunned down by an Iowa police officer last month, and the county attorney says the shooting was lawful.

On June 10, 2017 around 8:25 PM, officers with the Williamsburg, Iowa police department and the Iowa County sheriff’s office responded to a domestic disturbance involving a gun. The location was within the 100 block of South Walnut Street in North English, Iowa. This incident led to the officer involved shooting of 53-year-old Robin Lee Blaylock, a Desert Storm veteran, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

After an investigation, the Iowa County Attorney’s Office reviewed witness statements, reports, and recordings regarding the incident. It was found that Robin Lee Blaylock, a husband and father of one, died as a result of a gunshot wound inflicted upon him by Williamsburg police officer Blake Heller.

Robin Lee Blaylock
(obit tree.com)

According to the Iowa county attorney’s office:

“Iowa Code §704.1 defines reasonable force as that force and no more which a reasonable person, in similar circumstances, would judge to be necessary to prevent an injury or loss and can include deadly force if it is reasonable to believe that such force is necessary to avoid injury or risk to one’s life or safety or the life or safety of another, or it is reasonable to believe that such force is necessary to resist a like force or threat. In this case, the actions of Robin Lee Blaylock pointing his firearm not once but twice at officers, while refusing to obey officer commands, justified the use of deadly force against Robin Lee Blaylock. The officers could have on more than one occasion on June 10, 2017, feared for their own safety or the safety of the other officers such that the use of deadly force by Officer Blake Heller was justified under these circumstances.”

As a result, the Iowa County Attorneys office has made the determination that the shooting of Robin Lee Blaylock, while being a homicide, was a justified homicide on the part of officer Blake Heller.

Need help with your website?
Call your local professional,
Breakthrough Web Design:
515-897-1144
or go to
BreakthoughWebDesign.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available

12 Responses to Shooting of Desert Storm veteran by Iowa cop ruled lawful by county attorney

  1. Nunya Busyness Reply Report comment

    July 27, 2017 at 1:23 am

    This is how ALL police departments need to be trained. No Officer in Salt Lake City has had to fire his weapn in over two years because cops are trained NOT to be aggressive dicks.

    http://fox13now.com/2017/05/16/deadly-force-or-de-escalation/

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 26, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    So what are the facts of the case, shit reporting.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    wasted space is this article

  4. Allen Reply Report comment

    July 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    What does being a Desert Storm veteran have to do with this shooting.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 26, 2017 at 5:07 pm

      news media just trying to stir the pot and their viewership ratings.

      • bodacious Reply Report comment

        July 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm

        But if the police officer happens to be a Somalian American, then the media is just reporting the news. Right?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          July 27, 2017 at 7:15 am

          Tabloid garbage that earns clicks for NIT. Cash for Matt with clicks. Shit news but good for his business.

  5. Sad but true Reply Report comment

    July 26, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    without video, justified

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    It must be okay to shot whiteys.

    • bodacious Reply Report comment

      July 26, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      It’s not ok to shoot anyone. It is kind of ironic that according to this article, the officers feared for their own safety. That is what makes it ok. But, if a citizen, faced with an officer shouting at him and pointing a weapon at him, is expected to remain calm and obey the officer while NOT fearing for his own safety.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 27, 2017 at 7:54 am

        If you don’t want to be shot, don’t point a gun at the police.