UPDATE: Police identify officers involved in fatal shooting

Published: Jul. 5, 2017 at 6:53 AM CDT
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Des Moines police authorities have released the names of officers involved in the shooting death of a 29-year-old woman.

A news release from police says Officers Brian Buck, Brandon Holtan and Brady Pratt have been placed on paid administrative leave following the shooting of Tiffany Lynn Potter around 2 a.m. Wednesday. Police said this is standard procedure.

Police Sgt. Paul Parizek says the Des Moines woman was operating a vehicle trying to evade police, parked her car in a driveway that was not hers, and ran away from officers. Police said she had a handgun and fired it at police at least once.

Police said only one officer shot at Potter, and all three provided medical aid to her after she was hit.

No officers were hurt during the confrontation.

The incident is being investigated by Des Moines Police detectives and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.



The woman shot by Des Moines police, Tiffany Lynn Potter, 29, has died as a result of the injury.

The Des Moines resident was shot when she attempted to evade officers during while she was stopped in the driveway at 1623 E. 14th Street. The residents at this address have no connection to Potter.

According to the Des Moines police department, Potter was armed with a handgun and fired at least one round. No officers were injured.

Three police officers were present and one fired his handgun. After the shooting, officers provided emergency medical aid to Potter.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Iowa Department of Public Safety and will release more information as it becomes available to share.

As a result of the investigation, the E. 14th Street, both northbound and southbound lanes between E. Washington Ave. and Osceola Ave., are closed. Openings should be made to accommodate the morning commute.



A woman is hospitalized after being shot by a Des Moines police officer.

Police Sgt. Paul Parizek says the woman was wounded during an incident shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Few details were released initially about what happened.

No officers were hurt during the confrontation.

The incident will be investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.