Luke Anthony Swann Killed by Des Moines Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
831 East Kirkwood Avenue
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Around 4 a.m., officers responded to a shooting. The victim told officers that two men stole his sport utility vehicle and that one of the men shot him in the leg. Officers found the stolen vehicle and followed it until it parked in a driveway on a dead-end street, police said. Three people in the stolen vehicle fled on foot as officers approached. A man and a woman were taken into custody, but Luke Swann went out of sight, police said. Officers Brian Buck, Brian Minnehan and Ryan Steinkamp found Swann hiding near a garage and told them to show his hands. Swann allegedly shot at the officers, and they shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Luke Anthony Swann

Agency Responsible: Des Moines Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 36

Race: Black

Date of Death: March 4, 2019

County: Polk

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Foot

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 4526

Geography: Suburban

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