WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A man was shot and killed
Wednesday morning by police called to enforce a no-contact order
at a home in this Des Moines suburb.
Jeffrey Scott Fletcher, 43, came at the two officers with a 6-
to 8-inch shard of glass in his hand, said St. Jim Barrett, a
Officer William Taylor fired one shot, striking Fletcher in the
Fletcher was taken to a Des Moines hospital, where he died
about an hour later.
Fletcher's wife, Jennifer Fletcher, who lives in the home with
her two children, had called police. When Taylor and Officer
Brenda Davis arrived about 8:45 a.m., she told them that her
husband, who was under a no-contact order, had shown up, assaulted
her and was still in the house.
Taylor and Davis found him in the basement, where the shooting
Barrett said officers previously had responded to a domestic
disturbance at the home, but he did not know when or how many
times they had been there.
An autopsy was scheduled at 8 a.m. Thursday with Dr. Francis
Garrity, Polk County medical examiner.
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Taylor and Davis were placed on administrative leave pending a
routine investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal