- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Two Ames police officers who shot at a suspects’ car and injured two men in February have been cleared to return to work.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/2ph2rn5 ) that police investigators have found the shooting by Sgt. Derek Grooters and Officer Clint Hertz to be justified.

The officers had been sent to an area outside bars on reports that two groups were fighting. Police say that as officers separated the groups, shots were fired from a stopped car into the crowd. The officers then fired into the car, which sped away.

Three people in the crowd were treated for gunshot wounds. Two wounded suspects were later found at a Fort Dodge hospital. Four suspects in all have been charged with attempted murder and other counts.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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