Arrest Made In Downtown Ottumwa Shooting

New Information:

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, around 2:00 PM, officers from the Ottumwa Police Department’s Emergency Response Team assisted in a search warrant execution at 630 N. Fellows, Apt. 206, Ottumwa, in relation to this incident.

On August 30, 2017, Emmanuel Brazil Smith, age 29, of 630 N. Fellows, Apt. 206, Ottumwa, was arrested and charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a Class “D” Felony, stemming from the shooting incident in downtown Ottumwa on August 20th .

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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Original Information:

On Sunday, August 20, 2017, shortly after 1 AM, the Ottumwa Police Department received a call of shots fired in the 300 block of E. Main Street.

Members of the Ottumwa Police Department responded to area and checked the parking area to the south of the 300 block of E. Main. During this investigation officers recovered approximately 25 empty shell casings from two different calibers of ammunition. It was also determined that vehicles and buildings in the area had been damaged by the gunfire. The Ottumwa Police Department has not received any reports of injuries as a result of this incident.


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