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CrimePolice: Man with weapon shot by Des Moines officer at homeless camp

00:30  14 september  2019
00:30  14 september  2019 Source:   kcci.com

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Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek said officers were following up on a complaint about the homeless camp in that area. Stick with KCCI 8 News and the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App for updates on this developing story. READ MORE: Police : Man with weapon shot by Des

DES MOINES , Iowa - A Des Moines officer shot a homeless man who tried to evade police and Police say he advanced on an officer , refusing commands to drop the knife, and was shot in the The camp where the shooting occurred has been a source of ongoing complaints from the public

Rescue crews were called to a report of an officer-involved shooting in Des Moines at noon Friday.

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It happened south of Terrace Hill near a homeless encampment west of the MLK Bridge over the Raccoon River.

Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek said officers were following up on a complaint about the homeless camp in that area. Officers found multiple people named in warrants and while dealing with them, they encountered a man in his 30s who wasn't cooperative.

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DES MOINES , Iowa – An officer -involved shooting injured one person Friday afternoon in an area just south of Terrace Hill in Des Moines , near a homeless camp . Police said Norris will be arraigned on pending felony charges of assault on a police officer with a weapon (two counts) and interference

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Parizek said the man jumped into the river. When he exited the river, he ran to the camp, initially arming himself with a shovel. As the man advanced to the officers, he dropped the shovel and armed himself with a "large machete-style knife" according to police. That's when one officer fired multiple shots.

Parizek said the man was shot in the upper torso but was alert and conscious when transported to a hospital for treatment.

The identity of the suspect has not been released, but police say he is expected to survive. The identity of the officer also has not been released.

Stick with KCCI 8 News and the KCCI Breaking News and Weather App for updates on this developing story.

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