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OFFICER INVOLVED HORNICK SHOOTING RULED JUSTIFIED

WOODBURY COUNTY ATTORNEY JAMES LOOMIS SAYS AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING LAST OCTOBER THAT ENDED WITH THE DEATH OF A MAN AT A RURAL HORNICK FARM WAS JUSTIFIED.

44-YEAR-OLD WALTER SULSBERGER DIED IN A STANDOFF WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AFTER HE HAD SHOT AND KILLED HIS FATHER, 72-YEAR-OLD TODD SULSBERGER AT HIS FATHER’S FARM AND CATTLE OPERATION LAST OCTOBER 29TH.

LOOMIS SAYS THAT AT AROUND 7 P.M. THAT EVENING, TODD SULSBERGER CALLED 9-1-1, INSISTING THAT HIS SON WAS GOING TO SHOOT AND KILL HIM.


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SULSBERGER1 OC…..ESCALATING QUICKLY. :17

LOOMIS SAYS WALTER SULSBERGER TOLD RESPONDING OFFICERS THAT HE HAD KILLED HIS FATHER AND MADE IT CLEAR HE WOULDN’T SURRENDER:

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SULSBERGER2 OC………WHO APPROACHED. :17

SULSBERGER SET SEVERAL HAY BALES ON FIRE IN AN EFFORT TO HIDE WHERE HE WAS AND A FIVE AND A HALF HOUR STANDOFF ENSUED.

ARMORED LAW ENFORCEMENT VEHICLES THEN APPROACHED THE HILL HE WAS ON AROUND 2:45 A.M. WHEN SULSBERGER OPENED FIRE ON THEM WITH AN AUTOMATIC WEAPON.

COUNTY SHERIFF CHAD SHEEHAN SAYS LAW ENFORCEMENT RETURNED FIRE, AND A HEATED GUN BATTLE TOOK PLACE:

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SULSBERGER3 OC…….AFGHANISTAN. :28

LOOMIS SAYS SULSBERGER WAS STRUCK DEAD BY MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS:

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LOOMIS AND THE IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE RULED FOLLOWING AN IOWA D-C-I INVESTIGATION THAT THE SHOOTING OF SULSBERGER WAS LEGALLY JUSTIFIED.

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