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Iowa Officer Shot While Investigating Robbery

February 08, 2016  | 

Isaiah Mothershed faces charges of attempted murder and five counts of robbery. (Photo: Sioux City PD)
Isaiah Mothershed faces charges of attempted murder and five counts of robbery. (Photo: Sioux City PD)

Sioux City Police Chief Doug Young held a press conference Monday afternoon to update the media on the weekend shooting of a Sioux City Police Officer.

Chief Young says that Officer Ryan Moritz, 42, a 13 year department veteran, was dealing with robbery suspects when he was shot in the inner thigh of his left leg.

Police say that Isaiah Mothershed, who was handcuffed and sitting on the couch, retrieved a gun from in the couch and fired a single shot hitting Officer Moritz. 

Moritz was treated and released at a local hospital. Today, he is recovering at home and is expected to be back to work by the end of the week, KMEG TV reports.

Mothershed remains hospitalized with a wound to his thigh. He shot and wounded himself during a struggle with the Officer. 

Mothershed is charged with two counts of attempted murder and five counts of robbery.

Comments (4)

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Bob peterson @ 2/8/2016 5:17 PM

I'm glad the officer will be ok. Too bad the suspect wasn't shot and killed. He will never be fit to be on the streets. You learned a lesson and taught us one. Flat on the floor or ground.

John retired IA PD @ 2/8/2016 9:59 PM

Glad that you are ok officer Moritz. Always be on guard. Stay safe blues.

plato's playdough @ 2/8/2016 10:36 PM

Where's the T-shirts being sold by the hundreds, with his mug on the front, and the words "We Are Isaiah Mother-F*$*-shed"

OfficerJeff @ 3/7/2016 11:40 PM

Plato your common's are misplaced and do a major disservice to the wounded officer, who was shot by an armed suspect.

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