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Prosecutor: Fatal OIS of armed Iowa man justified, body cam released

Attorney Tim McMeen said Robin Blaylock pointed a gun twice at officers and refused to obey officer commands


Associated Press

NORTH ENGLISH, Iowa — A prosecutor has declined to charge a southeastern Iowa police officer in the shooting death last month of a North English man.

Iowa County Attorney Tim McMeen said in a written statement Tuesday that an investigation showed Police Officer Blake Heller was justified in shooting 53-year-old Robin Blaylock on June 10.

Heller and several other law enforcement officers responded to the North English house where the shooting happened for a report of a domestic disturbance involving a gun.

McMeen says Blaylock pointing a gun twice at officers and refused to obey officer commands.

Heller serves as a part time officer for Williamsburg and the town of Marengo. He is also employed as a full time Iowa County Deputy Sheriff.

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