During a domestic call in the 100 block of South Garfield Avenue, an officer with the Burlington (Iowa) Police Department fired his weapon, hitting 34-year-old Autumn Mae Steele, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety (IDPS). The incident reportedly happened around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Initial findings indicated that Officer Jesse Hill fired his weapon twice, and one round reportedly struck Steele in the mid-torso, according to IDPS.
A witness told WQAD TV that Hill was shooting at the woman's German shepherd dog when he slipped and shot her accidentally. The woman died at the scene. The officer was taken to an area medical center and received treatment for dog bites before being released.