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Authorities identify man killed in shootout with Iowa officer

Authorities identify man killed in shootout with Iowa officer

DAVENPORT — Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a shootout with an officer outside a convenience store in Davenport.

Jason James Morales, 45, of Davenport, died of his injuries, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday after an officer responded to a call from the store reporting that someone appeared to be tampering with its air conditioning unit outside, Davenport police said.

The officer confronted a man, later identified as Morales, outside the store and found that he had outstanding arrest warrants, police said. A fight between the two ensued, and Morales and the officer exchanged gunfire, police said.

Morales died at a hospital, police said. The officer was not shot, but suffered minor injuries during the fight. Police have not released the officer’s name.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating the shooting.

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