Officials say a 23-year-old Milo man’s in critical condition in a Des Moines hospital after being shot a number of times by a Clarke County Deputy early Wednesday morning. Authorities say Jasper Lee Eckstein was drinking at a bar in Osceola Tuesday night, then pursued Angela Moffitt to the home where she was staying. Officials say the two have a “relationship” and the two were seen at the bar, arguing She called authorities at 12:30 this morning because Eckstein would not leave the home where she was staying. Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation director Gene Meyer says two deputies were dispatched to the home.Meyer says Eckstein threw a knife in the direction of the deputies, they maced him, and he returned to his vehicle. The deputies then broke a window to tried to enter the truck and Eckstein climbed out of the pickup and began advancing on them with a knife in his hand. He stopped to pick up the other knife he’d thrown earlier. Meyer says the deputy backed up about 156 feet as Eckstein advanced on him with a knife in each hand.Meyer says the deputy fired eight shots, and struck Eckstein. No word on how many of the bullets, if any, missed Eckstein. Charges are pending against Eckstein. The deputies who fired his gun is on administrative leave; the other who was on the scene will return to work today. The three people who were inside the house and saw the confrontation unfold have been interviewed by authorities.
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