The individual involved in the December 3, 2022 Officer Involved Shooting has been identified as Samantha Shumaker, (33). Officers of the Mt Pleasant Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to reports of a domestic abuse incident where a male reported being held at gunpoint by Shumaker. During the incident, Shumaker was observed brandishing a handgun in the direction of the male and in the direction of law enforcement. Shumaker refused the officers orders to put the weapon down. Shumaker received a gunshot wound to her arm and was immediately provided on-scene first aid. Shumaker was transported to the Henry County Medical Center via ambulance and later transferred to the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
The name of the Deputy involved in the December 3, 2022 Officer Involved Shooting is Deputy Carlos Lopez, of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Lopez has 2 years and 8 months of law enforcement experience. Deputy Lopez has cooperated and has been interviewed by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). He will remain on Critical Incident Leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Once the investigation is complete, the findings will be forwarded to the Henry County Attorney’s Office for review.
On December 3, 2022, at approximately 10:04 PM, Officers of the Mt Pleasant Police Department and the Henry County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at 710 Main Street, where the male caller said he was being held at gunpoint. Upon arrival, Officers encountered a man calling for help from the bathroom window. He was able to exit the bathroom window. While attempting to make contact with the subject, the subject brandished a weapon and an officer discharged their weapon. The Officers were not injured during the encounter. The subject sustained a gunshot wound to the right arm as a result of the officer involved shooting.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was notified and requested to investigate the incident. Per protocol, the Officer has been placed on Critical Incident Leave, pending the investigation. The name of the subject is being withheld, pending the continued investigation. The name of the officer is being withheld, pending an interview with DCI.
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