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Police shoot man dead in Burlington after he displays gun


This news story was published on September 11, 2019.
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BURLINGTON, IOWA – Police in Burlington, Iowa, shot a man dead after he displayed a gun in their direction early Wednesday.

On September 11, 2019, at approximately 12:50 AM, Burlington Police Department (BPD) and Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office (DMCSO) responded to a shots fired call in the 300 block of N Gunnison Street. Witnesses described a white S-10 Chevrolet pickup truck, with a topper as possibly being involved in the aforementioned shooting. At approximately 12:57 AM, BPD officers located the vehicle near Central and Division Streets and initiated a vehicle stop near Angular and Summer Streets. Initial reports indicate the driver exited the vehicle and displayed a firearm towards the officers and the subsequently fled on foot. Law enforcement gave chase and multiple rounds were fired by the suspect and law enforcement. The suspect, who’s name will be released once family has been notified, was mortally wounded and pronounced dead at the Great River Medical Center. The Officers and Deputy were not injured in the incident.

The Burlington Police Department and the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office requested an independent criminal investigation be conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). Per departmental policy, the BPD officers have been put on paid administrative leave pending the investigation. The names of the officers and deputy will not be released prior to their interview with DCI.

No further information will be released at this time.

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4 Responses to Police shoot man dead in Burlington after he displays gun

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 17, 2019 at 10:24 am

    one less dindu. pull a gun on anyone unprovoked for no damn good reason you should have 100% expectancy of getting shot. more people should cc. the cops are never gonna be there when you need them.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 12, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Pull a gun on the police and you will be dead!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 12, 2019 at 7:03 am

    He must have been a bad shot and the cops were not.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 11, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Having a shoot out with the police is probably not a good idea. Running with a pistol in your hand not a very good idea either. At any giving hour. On any giving day. Bullets are flying somewhere in the America. RIP