Large police presence reported at Scott County Courthouse

Updated Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:50 p.m.:

The Scott County Sheriff's Office has released information regarding the disturbance at the Scott County Courthouse. 

"Officer Involved Shooting On April 25th 2018 at approximately 9:35 am a disturbance was reported outside of the front main entrance to the Scott County Courthouse. Two bailiffs from within the courthouse and a Davenport Police Officer responded. Upon arrival they encountered a subject carrying a blunt object. The situation escalated and in the process a less lethal device and a firearm were discharged by bailiffs. A short foot pursuit followed and the subject was taken into custody at W 6th St and Western Ave. The subject and a bailiff were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and evaluation. The investigation is being turned over to the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) with the assistance of the Davenport Police Department. All further updates on the investigation will come from those agencies. The bailiff who discharged the firearm is being placed on administrative leave, per policy, pending the results of the investigation. No further information is being released at this time."



A large police presence has been reported outside of the Scott County Courthouse in downtown Davenport.

Information is limited as of this time.

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