Clarinda Police Officer involved in shooting incident


March 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said today authorities are investigating an overnight shooting in Clarinda, which involved a Clarinda Police Officer. In a statement released just before 10-a.m. today, the DCI says the investigation involves officials with the Clarinda Police Department, the Page County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Iowa State Patrol. 

Officials say at around 3:20-a.m., a Clarinda Police Department officer went to 110 North 16th Street in Clarinda in response to a 911 call received from a female in the residence.  The caller indicated there was a man with a hammer outside her window.

Upon arriving at the residence the officer observed a man using a hammer to break the window of a first floor apartment, and a woman inside the apartment.  As the officer approached, the man turned toward the officer and began yelling at him.  The man then advanced toward the officer with the hammer in his hand and the officer fired his duty weapon, striking the subject.  The suspect was immediately transported to the Clarinda Regional Health Center for treatment.  A report on his condition is not available. 

The Clarinda Police officer was not injured during the incident.  He’s been placed on administrative leave per department policy.  The names of the suspect and officer will be released by the DCI on Thursday. No other information is being released at this time.