An officer-involved shooting is under investigation in north-central Iowa. Webster City Police are investigating the incident involving a police sergeant and a motorist.
Webster City Police Chief Brian Hughes said it happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday on the south side of the Hamilton County town. The sergeant observed a suspected drunk driver in the vicinity and conducted a traffic stop.
The driver of the car, 34-year-old Justin Marshall Jensen of Webster City, exited his vehicle with a handgun. This resulted in the police sergeant discharging his service weapon and striking Jensen.
Jensen was first treated for his wounds at the scene before he was first taken to Hamilton Hospital in Webster City and later flown to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Jensen’s condition is unavailable.
The name of the sergeant has not been released. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting Webster City Police in their investigation of the shooting.
(by Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)