Armed man shot after confronting police in West Des Moines

July 4, 2019

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a man was fatally shot by police after confronting them with a weapon when officers were called to a Des Moines-area home because of a domestic disturbance.

West Des Moines police said the shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday less than a mile from the junction of Interstate 35 and I-235 on the city’s north side. Police said shots were fired moments after officers confronted the man.

The man died of his injuries at a local hospital. Police said no officers were injured.

Police did not identify the man who died or describe his weapon. They did not say how many officers were involved or identify them.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was examining the incident. The officers were to remain on administrative leave in the meantime.

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