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DCI identifies man shot, killed by Woodbury County Sheriff's deputy

The deputy shot the man after he attacked the deputy with a tire iron, according to the DCI.

SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa — A Sergeant Bluff man is dead after a Woodbury County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and killed him Wednesday evening after he struck the deputy with a tire iron, according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

The DCI has identified the man killed as 35-year-old Michael Scott Meredith.

Officials said two deputies responded to the Woodford Mobile Home Park in Sergeant Bluff for a report of a burglary in progress. Once at the scene, a witness directed deputies to Meredith, who was attempting to force his way into a mobile home. 

Meredith allegedly advanced on the deputies with a tire iron in his hand after they made contact with him. One deputy fired their Taser at him, but the DCI said it was "ineffective." 

Meredith then allegedly struck the other deputy with the tire iron. The deputy then shot him. The DCI said he was transported to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City where he died as a result of the gunshot.

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An autopsy will be scheduled at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny "in the coming days," according to the DCI. 

Following a request, the DCI is now investigating the shooting. 

The deputy who shot him was transported to UnityPoint in Sioux City for their injuries. They have been placed on administrative leave, a standard procedure for these incidents. 

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