The Office of the Iowa Attorney General has been called in to review an investigation of the Jan. 28 shooting of a homicide suspect by a Sioux City officer. Twenty-nine-year-old Felix Navarrete was shot as he tried to flee out a second-floor window from officers who were trying to arrest him. Officials haven’t said whether he died from the gunshot or injuries from the fall.
Woodbury County Attorney Patrick Jennings said that he asked the state to step in. Jennings says he has two conflicts of interest, including his friendship with the officer who is believed to have fired at Navarrete. The officer’s name hasn’t been released.
A spokesman for the attorney general’s office, Geoff Greenwood, says an independent review of officer-involved shootings isn’t unusual.