Burlington, IOWA— At approximately 12:50 AM, Burlington Police Department, and Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office
responded to shots fired call in the 300 blk of N Gunnison Street. Witnesses
described a white S-10 Chevrolet pickup truck, with a topper as possibly being
involved in the aforementioned shooting. At approximately 1 AM, BPD officers
located the vehicle near Central and Division Streets and initiated a vehicle stop near
Angular and Summer Streets. Initial reports indicate the driver exited the vehicle and
displayed a firearm towards the officers and the subsequently fled on foot. Law
enforcement gave chase and multiple rounds were fired by the suspect and law
enforcement. The suspect, who’s name will be released once the family has been notified,
was mortally wounded and pronounced dead at the Great River Medical Center. The
Officers and Deputy were not injured in the incident.
The Burlington Police Department and the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office
requested an independent criminal investigation be conducted by the Iowa
Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation.