An investigation is now currently being conducted after police officers in Des Moines, Iowa shot and killed a 16-year-old boy.
16-Year-Old Boy Was Shot and Killed
A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by police officers in Iowa. The incident happened at an apartment at 400 E. McKinley Ave. on the city’s south side. According to a report published in KCCI, the incident happened when the police officers responded to a domestic dispute.
A published report revealed that the police officers responded to the scene at around 12:30 in the morning. When they arrived at the apartment, they found the 16-year-old boy armed along with other family members. They tried the calm the boy and de-escalate the situation but things got worst.
Police officers said that they started shooting the boy when he raised his gun toward them. More than one officers fired their weapons to the boy.
Investigation Is Ongoing
The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s DCI unit is helping with the investigation. Sergeant Paul Parizek with the Des Moines police said, “With the DCI being the lead investigative agency, all of the evidentiary materials will go to them, and that does include the body cam video that was running throughout the entire event. So there’s a lot of valuable information in there for investigators. It’s going to answer a lot of questions for people in the community down the road.”
Meanwhile, the body cameras of the police officers will be used in the investigation and this is the first time this year that DMPD officers have shot someone.