Thursday, January 21, 2016

Followup IA: McDaniel Shooting Ruled Justified

A Tuesday statement issued on behalf of Mills County Attorney Tricia McSorley's office said that "ongoing investigation" by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and prosecutors showed it was reasonable to believe that Beechum was justified in firing the shot.

He immediately claimed after the shooting that he was acting in self-defense, telling officers who arrived at the scene that "they jumped us, so I had to shoot them," according to an affidavit that was filed in the case against him.

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