DMPD identifies officers involved in fatal shooting of 16-year-old boy

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(Des Moines, IA) -- The Des Moines Police Department identifies the officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy.

Officers Noah Bollinger, Zachary Duitscher, and Thomas Garcia are on leave after the city's first officer-involved shooting of the year.

The three senior officers were called to 400 East McKinley Avenue Monday, December 26 around 12:30 p.m. for a domestic dispute involving a weapon. Police say the boy was armed at the scene. They say the boy started to raise the handgun toward the officers after several minutes of trying to get the boy to put the gun down.

More than one officer fired at the boy. Police say they immediately started life-saving efforts, but he died at a local hospital.

The investigation is ongoing.

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