Grand jury to review possible charges in fatal shooting
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Details about a fatal shooting in Council Bluffs will be presented to a grand jury for consideration of any charges.
Council Bluffs police say officers checking a shooting report around 4:45 p.m. Sunday found the body of 59-year-old Russ Atkins lying in a street. The Council Bluffs resident had been shot.
Investigators soon learned that Atkins was shot by another man who intervened in a violent disturbance between Atkins and a woman who’d taken out a protection order against him. Police say the other man had remained at the shooting scene and had cooperated with investigators.
The decision to present the case to the grand jury came after police conferred with Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber.