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November 17, 2017

Man fatally shot by officers discussed ‘suicide by cop’ with family


Man fatally shot by officers discussed ‘suicide by cop’ with family

Dakota City, Iowa —A man fatally shot by law enforcement officers this weekend told family…



A man fatally shot by law enforcement officers this weekend told family members he wanted to die of “suicide by cop,” the Iowa Department of Public Safety said Sunday in a news release.

Shane Jensen, 19, of Humboldt, was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in Dakota City by an Iowa Department of Natural Resources officer, authorities said.

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Investigators said Jensen had expressed thoughts of “suicide by cop” to family members before he stole a motor vehicle.

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When officers with the Iowa DNR and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office found Jensen hiding under a deck in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue, he fired one round in the air and then pointed a loaded 9 mm handgun at authorities. That’s when an officer fired one round at Jensen, fatally wounding him.

Krystal Wagner, Jensen’s mother, told KCCI in a statement Sunday afternoon: “In spite of his difficulties, Shane was so much more to us than the way he died and cannot be defined simply by the tragic events of yesterday.

“Shane was a good kid, a hard worker and would give the shirt off his back to help others. He is the youngest of 9 which includes his twin sister Spencer. This is a very difficult time not only for us but also the officers who were involved.

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Courtesy: Krystal Wagner

“We are grieving and ask that people respect our privacy during this difficult time. Our feelings of loss and our love for Shane are immeasurable.”

The DPS did not identify the officers involved in the shooting. The case remains ongoing.


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Man fatally shot by officers discussed ‘suicide by cop’ with family


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