Iowa DPS identify man killed in officer-involved shooting in Franklin County
(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE 06/23/2023: The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the name of the man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Franklin County on Tuesday.
Matt Davis, 30, of Hampton, Iowa, was brandishing a gun as deputies arrived at a home on the 1100 block of W. Gilman Street in Sheffield on a report of a domestic dispute.
Iowa DPS said Davis was arguing with family members who had locked themselves inside the house and called 9-1-1. Deputies ordered Davis to drop the gun, he refused, and walked toward them, pointing the gun at them and at a passing vehicle.
Deputies shot Davis, striking him once. Medical personnel responded to the scene, but Davis was pronounced deceased.
The weapon Davis pointed at deputies was determined to be a pellet gun and the incident was captured on deputies’ body cameras, according to Iowa DPS.
Upon completion of the investigation, all results will be forwarded to the Franklin County Attorney’s Office for review.
The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) said on Tuesday, June 20 at approximately 9:42 p.m., Franklin County deputies were called to the 1100 block of W. Gilman Street in Sheffield, which is roughly 20 miles south of Mason City, on a report of a domestic dispute.
Iowa DPS said upon arrival, deputies encountered a male pointing a weapon at them and at a vehicle. Deputies ordered the male to drop the weapon, but he refused and a deputy shot him one time. Medical personnel responded to the scene but the male died. No officers were injured.
The Iowa DCI and Iowa State Patrol were requested to investigate the incident.
The name of the deceased will be released at a later time after notification of relatives.