- Associated Press - Monday, September 22, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A man who Des Moines officers shot after they said he menaced them with a knife and wouldn’t put it down has died, police said.

The man, Brian Lee Beeler of Des Moines, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Sgt. Jason Halifax said in a news release.

Halifax said Officer Peter Wilson and Officer Cody Willis remain on administrative leave and the internal investigation of the shooting will continue.

Police had said earlier that two officers sent to investigate a report of a domestic dispute Wednesday night met a woman and her 41-year-old nephew. The officers said the man had two knives in his waistband and wouldn’t obey their orders.

He grabbed one knife and moved toward the officers, they said. One officer fired a stun gun at the man but missed. The officers said Beeler kept moving toward them, so they fired their handguns.


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide