SEVERE WX : Winter Storm Warning - Blizzard Warning View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Prosecutor says Iowa trooper's shooting of man justified

The Webster County attorney's office said in a news release Friday that Trooper Justin Parman "reasonably believed that the use of deadly force was necessary to defend himself or another."

Posted: May 21, 2018 2:54 PM

MOORLAND, Iowa (AP) — A prosecutor says an Iowa state trooper was justified in fatally shooting a man during a gunbattle.

The Webster County attorney's office said in a news release Friday that Trooper Justin Parman "reasonably believed that the use of deadly force was necessary to defend himself or another."

Parman shot 26-year-old Joshua Ewing on April 29 in rural Moorland, southwest of Fort Dodge. Authorities say Parman found Ewing and a woman on a rural road, arguing near a vehicle. The department says Ewing pointed a handgun at Parman, and the two exchanged gunshots.

Authorities say Ewing had fired several shots into his own vehicle before the trooper arrived.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
25° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 11°
Albert Lea
Overcast
25° wxIcon
Hi: 21° Lo: 20°
Feels Like: 11°
Austin
Overcast
27° wxIcon
Hi: 24° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 17°
Charles City
Overcast
25° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 12°
Rochester
Overcast
23° wxIcon
Hi: 22° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 9°
Winter Storm Warning
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 1/17

Image

Tow truck drivers prepare for snow

Image

Weather impacts on public transportation

Image

First at 4 Snow Storm

Image

Winter Weather can't stop early voters

Image

Winter kids activities

Image

Corn for snow fences

Image

Top of the 5 snow coverage

Image

Closing HIghways

Image

Winter Survival Kit

Community Events