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August 26, 2007
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Undercover Iowa officer fatally shoots gunman

The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa A man authorities say shot three people outside a Des Moines bar was shot and killed by an undercover police officer early this morning.

Christopher Byrd shot two people before Wojewoda arrived at the scene, police say. Wojewoda then saw Byrd shoot a third person.

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Wojewoda's emergency lights were flashing, police say, when he drove into the parking lot in an unmarked vehicle. Byrd focused his attention on Wojewoda and pointed his gun at him, police say.

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Wojewoda fired one shot and hit Byrd, who died at the scene. The two men and a woman who were shot by Byrd were taken to local hospitals. Their injuries do not appear to be life threatening.