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Officer identified in fatal shooting near Palmer College

The police officer who fired the fatal bullet in the officer-involved shooting near Palmer College on October 13 has been identified.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Update (October 16th - 1:05 p.m.)

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has named the officer who fired the shot that struck and killed Bobby Klum.

IDCI has identified the officer as Davenport's Mason Roth, and they say that he is cooperating with investigators while on administrative leave.

Update (October 14th - 4:44 p.m.): Davenport police released a statement on Thursday, saying a wanted and armed suspect was shot by an officer and transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The individual has been identified as 37-year-old Scott County resident Bobby Klum, who was walking around a neighborhood near 8th and Iowa Streets with a handgun pointed at his head, according to Davenport police reports.

Klum reportedly refused commands after police tried to deescalate the situation, which led to an officer firing, "two less-lethal rounds with allegedly no effect." Another officer discharged his duty firearm, which struck Klum in his mid-torso.

An autopsy has been scheduled at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) will investigate the shooting of the Klum.

Davenport police says the name of the officer will not be released until they are interviewed by the DCI.

News 8 will continue to update this story

Update (October 13th - 6:48 p.m.): According to a Davenport Police report, officers observed an armed and wanted suspect in the 800 block of Iowa Street at 3:37 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officers pursued the subject on foot and attempted to take them into custody. The armed subject refused and ignored commands which led to an officer discharging their gun, according to the report.

Police eventually took the suspect into custody and secured the scene. 

Davenport police says the subject was provided medical treatment on scene and transported to a local health facility. The officer who fired his gun has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations is looking into the incident, and no further information is available at this time.

Original (October 13th - 5:26 p.m.):

There was a heavy police presence near Palmer College after reports of gunshots near 8th and Iowa Street on Wednesday.

News 8's Josh Lamberty says a gun can be seen on the side of the road, and 8th Street is closed off from the Lincoln Center to Sacred Heart Cathedral on 10th Street.

Davenport police have not confirmed shots fired, but people walking in the neighborhood say they heard three gunshots.

Authorities from Davenport Police, Scott County Sheriff's Office, Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations, and U.S. Marshal's Office are currently on scene.

There was a hard lockdown of reports of a male with a gun for Palmer College's campus that has since been lifted.

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