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May 17, 2007
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Iowa undercover officer injured in sting

Des Moines Register

DES MOINES, Iowa — An undercover officer was injured in a drug sting that went awry Wednesday afternoon.

One suspect was taken into custody, but two others are still sought by police and are believed to be armed.

Joe Byrd, 35, was arrested on suspicion of robbery after the drug sting by state narcotics agents turned violent, said Detective Mike McTaggart of the Des Moines Police Department.

The agents entered a house at 1327 24th St. in Des Moines and attempted to sell drugs. During the exchange, one agent was struck in the face with a handgun and two suspects took an undisclosed amount of money and fled.

McTaggart declined to name the injured officer pending family notification. The officer was taken to Iowa Lutheran Hospital.

The two other suspects “split up after the robbery,” McTaggart said. He declined to say if Byrd is the alleged assailant.

Copyright 2007 Des Moines Register

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