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Nov. 20, 2023Red Oak, Iowa |  By: Jeremy Werner

Iowa officials investigating officer-involved shooting

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RED OAK, Iowa - The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Red Oak.

Authorities say it began with an officer made contact with a male subject outside of a home in the 300 block of Broad Avenue around 3:32 p.m. Sunday.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the officer was investigating the subject for driving without a valid driver’s license.

The two became entangled in a physical struggle, the suspect escaped, entered his vehicle and allegedly drove toward the officer in a reckless manner.

Officials say the officer fired his weapon striking the subject, causing a serious but non-life threatening injury. The suspect was taken to Nebraska Medicine in Omaha for treatment. No other details have been released.