Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting Named

Ryan Swearingen was shot by a police officer.

Ryan Swearingen was shot by a police officer.

FORT MADISON, Iowa — The Division of Criminal Investigation has released the name of the police officer who fatally shot a man in Fort Madison last weekend.

Investigators say Officer Karl Judd shot Ryan Swearingen, 27, early Sunday morning.

They say Judd responded to a call of Swearingen slashing tires. When Judd confronted him, investigators say Swearingen ran into a house where he later threatened Judd with a knife.

Judd remains on paid administrative leave while the DCI investigates the case.

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