Woman Involved in Des Moines Police Shooting Dies

Jul 5, 2017

A woman shot by Des Moines police in the early morning hours of July 5 has died from her injuries.

Tiffany Potter was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with Des Moines police.
Credit Des Moines Police Department

She is identified as Tiffany Potter, 29, of Des Moines.

A statement from Des Moines police sergeant Paul Parizek says Potter was armed with a handgun as she ran from officers at around 2 a.m., and fired at least one round as she fled.

Three Des Moines patrol officers were present at the scene on the city’s east side, and one officer fired his handgun.

The three officers involved are senior police officer Brian Buck, a seven-year veteran of the force; senior police officer Brandon Holtan, who has been with Des Moines police five years; and senior police officer Brady Pratt, who was hired four years ago.

They are currently on paid administrative leave.

Senior Police Officer Brian Buck
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Senior Police Officer Brandon Holton
Credit Des Moines Police Department
Senior Police Officer Brady Pratt
Credit Des Moines Police Department

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