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Officer-involved shooting near Cantril (Iowa) leaves man dead
KTVO ^ | 10.17.12 | KTVO Newsdesk

Posted on 10/17/2012 8:53:15 PM PDT by Free Vulcan

NEAR CANTRIL, IOWA -- UPDATE: On Wednesday evening, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) released more details about Tuesday morning's fatal shooting outside Cantril, Iowa.

Investigators said Van Buren County Chief Deputy Brad Hudson and Deputy Jon Tharp responded to the multiple reports of a man with a gun walking along Highway 2.

They said the man with a rifle was ordered multiple times to drop his firearm.

The man then turned toward the duputies and raised the firearm toward the deputies.

Due to the man's actions, Tharp fired one shot at the man, which resulted in his death.

The man has been identified as Robert M. Dooley, 59, of Brighton, Iowa.

An autopsy revealed the cause of Dooley's death was a single gunshot wound.

In accordance with Van Buren County Sheriff's Office police, Tharp has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the conclusion of the DCI's investigation.

The DCI continues to investigate the incident and will submit its findings to the Van Buren County Attorney's office for review.


The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is looking into an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead late Tuesday morning.

At approximately 11 a.m., Van Buren County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to numerous 911 reports of a man wearing a military uniform and armed with a rifle walking westbound along Highway 2 east of Cantril.

The man was making obscene gestures at passing motorists.

When deputies arrived at the location, the man was ordered to drop his firearm.

According to a press release from the DCI, at that time, the subject pointed the firearm at the deputies.

Due the man’s actions, he was fatally shot by one of the responding sheriff's deputies.

The officer-involved shooting is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

The deceased man’s name is not being released at this time pending the notification of family members.

The DCI said more information will be released at a later time.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: crazy; rifle; sheriff; shooting
Van Buren is a very rural county next to mine, so rural it doesn't have either a stoplight or a railroad line within it's boundaries. Violent crime is non-existent there and I can't remember the list time there was a shooting.

Brighton where the guy was from is two counties away. Have NO idea what they hell he was doing, sound like he was hopped up on bath salts.

1 posted on 10/17/2012 8:53:22 PM PDT by Free Vulcan
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To: Free Vulcan

Other likely scenarios:

3) Wanted on felony warrants.

2) Convicted felon (knows he shouldn’t have gun, doesn’t want to go back to jail)

1) Suicide-by-cop.

2 posted on 10/17/2012 8:58:39 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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Suicide by cop. He chose the highway so someone would see him and call the cops. He chose not to drop the rifle to get the result he desired. 59.. Too old to find a job, too young to collect Social Security = Screwed by 0bama.

3 posted on 10/17/2012 9:00:48 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free Vulcan

Wow. Nothing ever happens in Cantril. There are a lot of meth labs in the area, though.

4 posted on 10/17/2012 9:03:06 PM PDT by Cu Roi
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To: lightman

Update, the story deepens. From KCJJ radio:

‘KCJJ has learned from multiple sources that former Johnson County supervisor candidate Mike Dooley was shot to death by Van Buren County deputies on Tuesday after he allegedly pulled a rifle on them. Dooley was a regular guest on KCJJ, calling into the station as recently as Thursday for an on-air interview after his recent arrest near Sharon Center.’

5 posted on 10/17/2012 9:09:46 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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When was the last time you heard of someone with a gun "surrendering" and living long enough to be charged?

The Hollywood "Drop it!" is up there with Hogwarts and dragons in modern fiction. If you have a gun in your hand and a cop sees it, you're going to die, right then.


AND, the cop is going to walk.

They wonder why nobody trusts them.

6 posted on 10/17/2012 9:26:47 PM PDT by jonascord (Democrats are the people on the Left Side of the IQ Bell Curve.)
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or (inaudible mutters) POW POW POW

7 posted on 10/17/2012 9:37:03 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Hey noobie, maybe he screwed himself!? Nobody dislikes our muslim in chief kenyan fraud more than I do but at this man’s age, 59....young really, he was around while a few Republican presidents were in charge also. Did they screw him also?

8 posted on 10/17/2012 9:47:38 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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I was referring to THE JOB MARKET TODAY. Try and find a job TODAY at 59 then report back, K?

9 posted on 10/17/2012 10:19:20 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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Interesting that it’s always assumed folks are out of work, and being screwed by the president....Dooley had plenty of work, farming land in and around the CR / IC area.

10 posted on 10/18/2012 6:24:16 AM PDT by Tjones
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