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Sioux City officer is cleared in the shooting death of Felix Navarrete


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) The Iowa Attorney General's Office has concluded that Sioux City police were justified in shooting a murder suspect when they confronted him in a Morningside apartment building late last month.

Felix Navarrete died after being shot once by a SWAT officer as police went in to get him at this apartment building on South Helen Street on January 28th.

Navarrete was wanted in connection with the shooting of two people on West 27th Street several days earlier.

The attorney general's office says Navarrete had a history of assaultive behavior on police officers and a conviction for sexual abuse.

He was also armed with a handgun and did not go willingly when police came into the apartment.  The report says Navarrete ran upstairs and broke through a window, becoming tangled in a curtain.  A SWAT officer who was on an adjacent deck fired one shot at him.  Navarrete fell to the ground, where officers tasered him.

Navarrete was pronounced dead at the hospital, with the cause of death being determined to be the gunshot wound.

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