Sioux City Officer Cleared in Homicide Suspects' Death



State investigators have cleared a Sioux City SWAT officer who fatally shot a homicide suspect last month. The Iowa Attorney General's Office said in a report that the unnamed officer was acting within Iowa law. On January 28, the officer shot 29-year-old Felix Navarette as he tried to flee out a second-floor window from other officers who were trying to arrest him. The report says the officer told investigators that he saw a dark object in Navarrete's hand when Navarrete leaned out the window. The officer says he fired his rifle because he feared Navarrete posed a threat to other officers below.

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Locations : IowaSioux City
People : Felix NavaretteHomicide Suspects