SHOOTING UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting Suspect Named

Police have named the man injured in an overnight shooting involving three officers.

Police dispatch got a call around 11:45 p.m. Thursday on a report of several shots fired in the 1400 block of Goddard Court.

On the way there, they found a car nearby in the 1200 block of 15th Street that had been hit by bullets. Officers also found cartridge cases in the street.

Police say they blocked off the area and as officers looked for more evidence, an SUV started speeding towards the crime scene.

Officers tried to stop it, but the driver kept going.

Three officers fired their guns at the SUV but the driver continued down University, turning onto 17th Street.

Police found the SUV and 30-year-old driver Shawntee Young at a home at 1108 17th Street with a gunshot wound.

Paramedics took Young to the hospital, where he is in stable condition.

The three officers who fired at Young’s SUV are 15-year veteran Sgt. Chad Nicolino, four year officer Andrew Becker and first year officer Seth Arganbright.

Des Moines police sergeant Jason Halifax says it is unclear who shot the man.

“At this point, the driver of the SUV, his involvement is not clear, he may not be associated with the drive-by at all.  The odd thing was his behavior. Was he fleeing something from somewhere else? We don’t really know, we’re not even 100% certain that his gunshot wounds are from our officers,” Sgt. Halifax said.

Detectives will investigate if it came from officers or if it happened when officers were first called out to the area where people heard shots fired.

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