The Latest: Officials identify Iowa deputies, suspect shot

The Latest on Iowa deputies and a suspect being wounded in a shootout (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Authorities have identified officers and a suspect wounded in a shootout as law enforcement sought to serve an arrest warrant.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says in a news release that Guthrie County Sheriff’s Deputies Steven Henry and Jim Mink sustained gunshot wounds, as did 52-year old suspect Randall Comly.

Investigators say the shooting happened late Thursday night as the officers sought to serve felony warrants on Comly. Officers reportedly came under fire after being let into an apartment where Comly was staying. Officers returned fire.

A spokesman with MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center says Henry and Mink are both in good condition. Police say Comly remains at a Des Moines hospital is in law enforcement custody with non-life-threatening injuries.

Stuart Police Officer Tyler DeFrancisco suffered a gunpowder burn in the shootout.


6:30 a.m.

Authorities say two sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded while serving a warrant at an apartment complex in central Iowa.

The gunfire erupted around 10:40 p.m. Thursday in Stuart, about 35 miles (57 kilometers) west of Des Moines.

Iowa Criminal Investigation Division agent Adam DeCamp said early Friday that both Guthrie County deputies and the suspect are being treated for non-life-threatening gunshot injuries at a Des Moines hospital. A third officer was injured — but not shot — while responding.

Names of those involved and more details haven’t been released. Associated Press messages left for city and county authorities weren’t immediately returned.

Stuart is a city of about 1,700 people that sits along Interstate 80. Natasha Peninger lives in the apartment complex, and she told station KCCI that she “just grabbed my kids and left” when an officer banged on her door and told her to evacuate.

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