The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is sorting out the details after a deadly officer involved shooting on THursday.
Bettendorf Police Officer Keith Kimball says that just before noon, officers were called to the 1000 block 16 ½ Street for a report of someone bleeding and a person who was holding a knife to the throat of a 4 year old child.
Kimball says multiple officers responded to the home and once inside, an officer engaged with a man holding a sharp-edged weapon. There were multiple young children present, Kimball said.
According to a news release an officer fired his weapon at the man, hitting him once. Kimball says the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police have not released the 53 year old man’s name. Per department policy, the officer has been placed on administrative leave.
(Photo: from KWQC)