Pursuit Through Des Moines County Ends in Death

Iowa State Patrol troopers, and officers from multiple law enforcement agencies in Des Moines County, spotted a vehicle in western Des Moines County and a pursuit began after an “attempt to locate” was put out.

“DMPD is actively searching for 31-yr-old Joshua Paul Thompson in connection with a violent domestic incident this morning near downtown.

Joshua stands 6’3”, and weighs approximately 168 lbs. He is believed to be driving a maroon-colored 2015 Hyundai Tucson, Iowa license HOS 303.

Evidence indicates that of the victims from today’s incident, a 31-yr-old Black female, is unwillingly traveling with Joshua at this time.

Evidence suggests that Joshua may have left the metro area. DMPD investigators are working with outside agencies with this effort to locate.

At the time of this incident, Joshua was armed with a handgun. If seen, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT APPROACH!

DMPD patrol officers, detectives, and the Metro STAR Crisis Negotiation Team are actively working this investigation. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.”

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At the conclusion of the pursuit, Joshua Paul Thompson died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot injury.

The victim in this case is in the care of law enforcement and arrangements are being made to reunite her with her family.

Thank you to all who assisted in this search.