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Man shot dead by police near Iowa’s Adventurland Park

This news story was published on September 7, 2020.
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ALTOONA, IOWA – A man was shot dead by police near Iowa’s Adventurland Park Monday morning.

On September 7, 2020 at approximately 8:33 AM, Altoona police officers were dispatched to 3225 Adventureland Drive, Motel 6, for a suspicious person with a weapon. Officers arrived on-scene and located a male subject on the east side of Motel 6 with a gun observed in his hand. Officers from the Altoona Police Department, as well as Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, began to negotiate with the subject to put the gun down and de-escalate the situation. Negotiations continued to have the subject put the weapon down, with failed attempts. At approximately 9:08 AM, officers reported “shots fired.” The subject was shot and pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured during the incident. The names of Officers involved and the deceased middle aged white male are not being released at this time.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was called to the scene to conduct an investigation into the circumstances, which led to the officer involved shooting.

This is an on-going investigation and no other information is available at this time.

Other agencies also on scene were Officers from Department of Public Safety, Mitchellville Police Department, Pleasant Hill Police Department, and Iowa State Fair Police.

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2 Responses to Man shot dead by police near Iowa’s Adventurland Park

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 9, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Notice how white people aren’t burning down des Moines just because a white guy earned what he got? Difference between black people and white people is one group is actually human beings. The other are section 8 animals, garbage.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 7, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    he was not black