Suspect dead, deputy injured after officer-involved shooting at Sergeant Bluff, IA mobile home park

Authorities at Sergeant Bluff trailer park Wednesday night.
Authorities at Sergeant Bluff trailer park Wednesday night.(KTIV)
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 6:27 PM CST
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SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (KTIV) - A law enforcement officer was injured and a suspect has died after both had been sent to a hospital after an altercation at a mobile home park in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa.

Wednesday night, law enforcement was sent to the Woodford Mobile Home Park, for a report of a burglary in progress. A witness informed the deputies of where the suspect, a white male, was, as the suspect was trying to force his way into a trailer home.

After making contact, the suspect allegedly advanced on deputies with a tire iron in hand. The Department of Public Safety reports one of the deputies tried to use a taser on the suspect, but the taser was ineffective.

When the suspect allegedly struck one of the deputies, the second deputy fired their firearm striking the subject. The suspect was transported to MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, in Sioux City, where they died from a gunshot wound.

That suspect is not being identified at this time.

The deputy, who was struck by the tire iron, was transported to UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s, and has been released.

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State investigators have stepped in to investigate an incident, at a trailer park in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, that sent a Woodbury County sheriff’s deputy, and a suspect, to a local hospital.

Law enforcement was called to the Woodford Mobile Home Park earlier tonight. The exact nature of the call isn’t known. Woodbury County Sheriff Chad Sheehan says a suspect allegedly attacked a sheriff’s deputy, and shots were fired. But Sheehan didn’t say who fired those shots.

Sheehan did say the deputy’s injuries were not gunshot-related.

The details of the suspect’s injuries have not been released.

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