SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory 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
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 8° Lo: -4°
Feels Like: -14°
Albert Lea
Clear
-2° wxIcon
Hi: 4° Lo: -5°
Feels Like: -2°
Austin
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 8° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: 0°
Charles City
Clear
wxIcon
Hi: 8° Lo: -2°
Feels Like: -16°
Rochester
Clear
-3° wxIcon
Hi: 7° Lo: -5°
Feels Like: -15°
Tracking rebounding temperatures and fresh snow Sunday.
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Protecting Your Windows

Image

Dealing with the Aftermath of Pileup Crash

Image

Seal of Literacy

Image

Tracking More Snow for Sunday

Image

Furniture store closing up shop

Image

Woodson Kindergarten Center raises money for breast cancer research

Image

HSNI Exec. Dir. Sybil Soukup receives national recognition

Image

Preparing for a presidential candidate

Image

Career Expo

Image

Elevator Rescue Training

Community Events