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Officer involved in shooting named

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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the Fort Madison police officer who shot a man is Officer Karl Judd.

Judd is still on paid administrative leave after authorities say he shot 27-year-old Ryan Swearingen early Sunday.

According to police records, Swearingen is accused of slashing tires with a knife, and when police tried to confront him, he ran. 

Police say once Swearingen was tracked down, he showed the knife again, and Judd fired his gun. Swearingen died from his injuries.

The DCI is still investigating.


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