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Iowa Attorney General releases details of Sigourney shooting

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KEOKUK COUNTY (KWWL) -

The Iowa Attorney General's office released details from its investigation into last week's deadly shootout in rural Sigourney, which left two men dead. One of those men was Sergeant Eric Stein of the Keokuk County Sheriff's Office. 

The attorney general found that the use of deadly force by officers against Jeffrey Krier was justified. Krier shot and killed Sgt. Stein in a standoff at Krier's home in rural Sigourney. The attorney general made its presentation in the Keokuk county courthouse Monday, and detailed the events leading up to Monday's deadly shootings.

Investigators said Krier's behavior had become increasingly erratic leading up to the shootout. After several attempts to speak with Krier, Keokuk County Sheriff Jeff Shipley said he, along with Sgt. Stein and Chief Deputy Casey Hinnah, came under fire from Krier. Stein was killed in the gunfight, and Sheriff Shipley recalled having to make a difficult choice.

"It was a tough decision to leave Sgt. Stein, even though I knew he was deceased," said Shipley, "but I also had a deputy that I had to get out of there, too."

 

The Iowa State Patrol showed aerial photographs of Krier's property, and pointed to where four tactical units were placed to stop him after he shot Sgt. Stein.

The shooting left Krier dead. The attorney general says an autopsy found Krier had 23 entry wounds on his body from being shot. Investigators have ruled Krier's death a justifiable homicide.

 

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