An officer-involved shooting that left one person dead in Clinton is being investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
According to a news release from the Clinton Police Department, the incident began at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, when a Clinton police officer attempted to stop a vehicle near the intersection 4th Avenue South and 2nd Street. The suspect vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.
Officers pursued the suspect from Clinton into Camanche. While the suspect vehicle was traveling back to Clinton from Camanche on U.S. 67 at U.S. 30, a Clinton police officer discharged his weapon striking the suspect.
The suspect, identified as Jacob Matthew Dau, 38, of Clinton, was transported to MercyOne in Clinton where he was pronounced dead.
Dau was on parole until October 2021 after he was sentenced in March 14, 2019, to prison after pleading guilty to charges of second-degree theft, driving while barred and eluding.
An autopsy has been scheduled at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.
Per departmental policy, the officer involved has been placed on paid administrative leave.
The Clinton Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, Camanche Police Department, Clinton County Sheriff's Office, Clinton County Emergency Management and the Clinton Fire Department.