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SGT BLUFF BURGLARY SUSPECT FATALLY SHOT IN ASSAULT ON COUNTY DEPUTY

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A SUSPECT IS DEAD AND A WOODBURY COUNTY DEPUTY INJURED FOLLOWING AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN SGT. BLUFF WEDNESDAY EVENING.

THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SAYS TWO WOODBURY COUNTY DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO A BURGLARY IN PROGRESS CALL AROUND 6 P.M. AT THE WOODFORD MOBILE HOME PARK.

THE DEPUTIES FOUND A WHITE MALE SUSPECT ATTEMPTING TO FORCE HIS WAY INTO A TRAILER HOME.

THE SUSPECT ADVANCED ON THE DEPUTIES WITH A TIRE IRON.

ONE OF THE DEPUTIES FIRED THEIR TASER, WHICH WAS INEFFECTIVE.

THE SECOND DEPUTY WAS STRUCK WITH THE TIRE IRON BY THE SUSPECT AND FIRED THEIR GUN, STRIKING THE SUSPECT.

SGT. BLUFF POLICE & PARAMEDICS RENDERED AID TO THE INJURED AND ASSISTED AT THE SCENE.

THE UNIDENTIFIED SUSPECT WAS TAKEN TO MERCYONE HOSPITAL IN SIOUX CITY WHERE HE DIED AS A RESULT OF THE GUNSHOT.

THE DEPUTY WHO WAS ASSAULTED WAS TRANSPORTED TO UNITY POINT HOSPITAL IN SIOUX CITY FOR INJURIES SUSTAINED.

THAT DEPUTY HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AND PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WHICH IS STANDARD PROCEDURE.

THE IOWA DIVISION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN REQUESTED TO INVESTIGATE THE SHOOTING.

Photo courtesy CBS-14

Updated 7:56 a.m. 1/13/22