Officer Justified In Davenport Shooting, Says Police
We have new details in the Davenport officer involved shooting that happened earlier this month.
The officer has now been cleared by the Scott County Attorney and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, justifying the use of deadly force.
It all happened October 10th in the area of 15th and Warren St. The dash cam video shows officers approached 21-year-old Ryan Franklin, suspected of prowling cars and garages in the area.
They say he has a gun in his waistband, then Franklin starts to run. The video shows the weapon and investigators say Franklin appears to reach for it. One officer then fired three times, two of those bullets hit Franklin in the back.
"All concur that officer Jacobsen was using reasonable force, that he was in fear," said Mike Walton, Scott County Attorney. "That Mr. Franklin was attempting to obtain his gun. That had he obtain a gun it would have put him, officer Runge and others in danger of serious injury or death."
It turns out it was a B.B. gun in Franklin's pants that Franklin is accused of stealing along with cash and pills from a home.
The officer used his weapon is still on administrative leave.