POLICE SHOOTING: Grand Jury To Review Case

officer shooting

The Des Moines Police Department says a grand jury will review the case of two officers involved in a fatal shooting last Friday.

The shooting happened in the early morning hours of July 5th when officers Theodore Stroope and Jacob Hedlund responded to a home invasion. The suspect, 57-year-old Larry Hawkins, refused to put his gun down and pointed the weapon at the officers.

They responded by firing seven shots, of which three hit Hawkins. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Police say the case will be referred to a grand jury then considered by an internal shooting review board.

The two officers remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 961 other followers