The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has confirmed the identity of the suspect in the shooting in Adams County Monday evening. The D.C.I. says 16-year-old Daniel Beardsley, who lives at the Clarinda Academy, had assaulted a staff member at the academy and escaped by stealing a pickup.
Beardsley then went to the home of Matthew Herrig of Brooks and shot Herrig when he came home shortly after 5 p.m. Herring was shot in the right arm and stomach. He was taken to an Omaha hospital where his condition is not know.
The D.C.I. says Adams County deputy Jason Swanson responded to the report of shots fired at Herrig’s home and was then fired upon by Beardsley. The deputy and his vehicle were hit by the gun fire, and the deputy was treated for minor injuries.
An Iowa State Patrol negotiator convinced Beardsley to come out of the residence around 8:30 in the evening. Beardsley was charged with two counts of attempted murder, and the D.C.I. says more charges may be filed.