Fort Madison Cop Identified in Fatal Shooting
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations has identified Karl Judd as the police officer who shot and killed a Fort Madison man early Sunday morning.
Judd responded to a report of a man with a knife. The man was later identified as Ryan Swearingen.
Judd pursued Swearingen after Swearingen fled the scene and entered a home at 1527 Avenue E.
The DCI says Judd fired his gun after Swearingen emerged from a closet with a knife.
The state medical examiner says Swearingen died from multiple gunshots.
Judd is on paid administrative leave pending the state investigation.