Urbandale man killed after shooting at officers at a Holiday Inn

Urbandale police respond to drug tip at Urbandale hotel

By Christina Grijalva | cgrijalva@kcautv.com

Published 02/13 2016 10:42PM

Updated 02/13 2016 10:46PM

A man was shot and killed by a local police officer in Urbandale, early Saturday morning.

Police were called to an Urbandale Holiday Inn around 4:00 this morning because of a drug tip.

When they got there, three suspects began fighting with them.

During the scuffle, a man shot at the officers, and an officer returned fire, killing that man.

The investigation includes multiple agencies.

Authorities say video from officer body cameras and the hotel will be big parts of the case.

"Video evidence is a key to any crime and investigation," said Sgt. Gary Langa of  the Urbandale Police Department. "Our officers have been wearing body cameras for quite some time."

The name of the officer and the suspects are not being released at this time.

Two female suspects fled from the scene during the fight and were arrested about half a mile down the road.

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