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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has released the names of a suspect and two Boone police officers involved in a shooting of the weekend.

The DCI says the shooting happened Saturday, when a Boone County Sheriff’s Deputy and two Boone Police Officers were investigating a previous incident. They arrived at 827 South Division St. in Boone just before 10:50 p.m. and spoke with 48-year-old Brian Lee Johnson and Jeff Steven.

During the conversation with 32-year-old Sgt. John Wiebold and 29-year-old Officer Korie Barber, Johnson took off running. The officers chased him through the yard and Officer Barber used hisTaser, but it was ineffective.

The officers say Johnson turned and pointed a gun at them. Officers Barber and Wiebold fired several shots, which struck Johnson.

Johnson was taken by air ambulance to Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Officers Barber and Wiebold have been placed on administrative leave, which is department policy after an officer-involved shooting. The Boone County Attorney will review the DCI’s findings in this investigation and decide whether the officers were justified in their use of force.

Jeff Stevens was arrested on several charges unrelated to the shooting.


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