Man shot by officers in Webster City identified

— Daily Freeman-Journal photo by Kelby Wingert Police, State Patrol and Sheriff’s department officials were on the scene of an incident Monday afternoon and evening on Apple Avenue in Webster City.

The man shot by law enforcement officers after a three-hour hostage negotiation Monday has been named.

Darwin Barnett Foy, 35, of Fort Dodge, was identified as the man who barricaded himself inside 109 Apple Street Monday afternoon. An autopsy will be conducted on Foy by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office.

The three Iowa State Troopers involved in discharging their weapons during the negotiation have also been named: Sergeant James Smith, Trooper Tyrel Williamson and Trooper Jeremy Schaffer. All three have been put on paid administrative leave, per policy of the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Three law enforcement agencies responded to a 911 call from the home at 3:28 p.m., where a woman inside reported that a man fired shots at her and was holding her hostage.

The tactical team stormed the residence after they say Foy told crisis negotiators he would shoot the woman within a certain period of time, shooting the instigator during the course of the raid.

The nature of the relationship between the man and woman inside the house is unclear.

Response came from the Iowa State Patrol, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and Webster City Police Department.


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