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UPDATE: Names released in Ottumwa officer-involved shooting

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UPDATE: The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation releases the names of the people involved in an officer-involved shooting in Ottumwa.

The shooting happened Saturday. Officers initially responded to reports of a house fire with a person firing a rifle outside.

According to the Ottumwa Police Department, Michael Heady, 60, of Ottumwa "raised a rifle in a threatening manner" towards officers, who fired. Two officers shot at Heady. He was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery.

The officers involved have been identified. Sergeant Noah Aljets and Officer Derek Shaw are both on administrative leave as the investigation continues. Aljets has been with the department for 12 years, Shaw for 9 years.


The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says a man has been shot and injured by Ottumwa police officers.

A DCI news release says Ottumwa police received a call about a house fire just before 9 p.m. Saturday.

The caller also told police that a man was outside shooting a rifle into the burning home.

Officials say arriving officers confronted the man and ordered him to drop the rifle, but he refused.

Police say the man raised the rifle at officers in a threatening manner, and officers shot him.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

His condition is not known at this time, and his name has not been released.

Per department policy, the officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.

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