SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (KCAU) — The Iowa Department of Public Safety has released information about a deadly shooting incident in Sergeant Bluff.

In the release, they state that shortly before 6:00 p.m., two Woodbury County Deputies responded to a call at Woodford Mobile Home Park in Sergeant Bluff for a report of a burglary. A witness directed the deputies to a white male that was trying to force his way into a trailer home.

After making contact with the man, authorities said the suspect advanced toward the deputies with a tire iron in his hand. One of the deputies tried to fire their taser, but it was ineffective.

After being struck with the tire iron, the second deputy fired their firearm, hitting the suspect. The suspect was then taken to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City where he died as a result of the wound.

According to the release by the Iowa DPS, the man was identified as Michael Scott Meredith, 35, of Sergeant Bluff.

An autopsy is scheduled at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny.

The deputy who was assaulted was transported to Unity Point hospital in Sioux City for the injuries they sustained. The deputy has since been released from the hospital and is currently on administrative leave following standard procedure.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been requested to investigate the shooting. The Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office, Sergeant Bluff Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are conducting the investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY:

Police have reported shots fired near a trailer park in Sergeant Bluff.

At around 5:45 police responded to a call about shots fired in Sergeant Bluff. The shots came from the area around 501 B Street, Lot 5.

Sheriff Chad Sheehan told KCAU that the suspect and deputy involved were both taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Wednesday night, law enforcement responded to a call that requested them at Woodford Mobile Home Park, the context of that call is unknown.

Sheehan said that the suspect and deputy have both been taken to the hospital and are being treated for injuries.

This occurred after the suspect reportedly assaulted the deputy, which resulted in shots being fired. The severity of either’s injuries is not known, though the deputy’s injuries are confirmed to not be gun-related.