Identity released of Wisconsin man fatally shot by Iowa deputy this week
ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in the Des Moines suburb of Altoona have identified a man fatally shot by a deputy earlier this week.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday that 25-year-old Isaiah Hayes, of Ashland, Wisconsin, was killed early Tuesday by 31-year-old Deputy Ryan Phillips.
Investigators have said Hayes was pulled over just east of Altoona around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, but that Hayes then sped off. Officials say he stopped a few minutes later, and deputies reported he appeared to have a weapon in his hand when he got out of the car. Officials say that's when Phillips shot him.
Phillips, who has eight years of service with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, has been placed on administrative leave.
Authorities have not said whether a gun was found on or near Hayes.