Urbandale police have released more information on a fatal shooting involving officers at a local hotel.
Urbandale police were called to a Holiday Inn at 4 A.M. Saturday on a drug complaint. The officers found three people in the lobby and a fight broke out.
Officers say one of the people pulled out a gun and fired. They returned fire and the man was hit and died. The man who was shot to death is identified as 29-year-old Ali Abdalla Yahia of Des Moines.
Three officers are on paid leave while state and county officials investigate the shooting.
They are Sergeant Jeff Casey, a 20 year veteran, officer Anthony Brooks, who has been with the department two-and-a-half years, and officer Justice Weaver, who has been with the department one year.
Police have not released any other details of the shooting.