(Algona)--Additional details have been released in regards to the officer involved shooting that occurred early Thanksgiving morning in Algona.
According to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, the Algona Police Department responded to a disturbance call at the Super 8 Motel when officers encountered an individual, identified as 30-year-old Juan Cavazos. Cavazos failed to comply with officer’s commands and drove his vehicle toward an officer which resulted in the officer firing one round at Cavazos.
A pursuit then ensued, resulting in Cavazos losing control of his vehicle and crashing in rural Kossuth County. Cavazos was not injured as a result of the shooting incident however, sustained injuries due to the vehicle accident.
The officer involved has been identified as Algona Police Officer Grant Smith, who has been serving with the department since 2011.
Cavazos is currently facing charges of assault on a peace officer using a dangerous weapon, 2nd degree attempted burglary, assault with intent to inflict serious injury, eluding and OWI 1st Offense. He was booked into the Kossuth County Jail where he is currently being held.
Upon completion of the investigation by the DCI, the results will be forwarded to the Kossuth County Attorney’s Office.