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Officer Identified in Davenport OIS

October 15, 2021

DAVENPORT, Iowa – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) interviewed the officer involved in the October 13, 2021 shooting of Bobby Klum.  Officer Mason Roth is a four year veteran with the Davenport Police Department and has voluntarily cooperated with the investigation.   Per departmental policy, Officer Roth remains on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.  Once the investigation is complete, the facts and circumstances will be provided to the Scott County Attorney’s Office for review.  No additional information will be released at this time.

Subject Identified

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the Davenport Police Department requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation to investigate the shooting of a wanted and armed individual.  The incident occurred at approximately 3:37 p.m. near the intersection of 8th and Iowa Streets. 

The individual was walking around the neighborhood with a handgun pointed at his head.  Officers responded and attempted to deescalate the situation.  The subject refused to comply with officers’ commands and discharged two less-lethal rounds with allegedly no effect. One police officer discharged his duty firearm, striking the subject in the mid-torso.  The individual was transported Genesis East Hospital and was pronounced dead.  The individual has been identified as Scott County resident, 37-year-old Bobby Klum.  

An autopsy has been scheduled at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.   As part of their investigation, the DCI continues to collect all evidence relevant to the incident.  The name of the officer will not be released until being interviewed by the DCI.  Because this is an ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released at this time.    

ABOUT THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.