Prosecutor: Police shooting of North English man justified
Jul. 25, 2017
NORTH ENGLISH, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor has declined to charge a southeastern Iowa police officer in the shooting death last month of a North English man.
Iowa County Attorney Tim McMeen said in a written statement Tuesday that an investigation showed Police Officer Blake Heller was justified in shooting 53-year-old Robin Blaylock on June 10.
Heller and several other law enforcement officers responded to the North English house where the shooting happened for a report of a domestic disturbance involving a gun.
McMeen says Blaylock pointing a gun twice at officers and refused to obey officer commands.
Heller serves as a part time officer for Williamsburg and the town of Marengo. He is also employed as a full time Iowa County Deputy Sheriff.