Family of man shot at ISU questioning police tactics - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Family of man shot at ISU questioning police tactics

Posted: Updated:
SLATER (AP) -

The family of a man shot by police after a car chase at Iowa State University is questioning why he was killed.

James Comstock told The Des Moines Register (http://dmreg.co/1cF4jde ) he's outraged police shot and killed his son, 19-year-old Tyler Comstock.

Ames police say Tyler Comstock, of Boone, drove a stolen truck onto the ISU campus on Monday, where student pedestrians dodged it to avoid being run over.

Patrol officer Adam McPherson fired six shots into the truck, and Comstock later died from two gunshot wounds.

Gary Shepley, Tyler Comstock's step-grandfather, questioned why police didn't back away from the truck as suggested by an officer during the chase.

Tyler Comstock's family says the teenager was not armed. They also say he was trying to get his life back on track.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.