Shots Fired on Dec. 19 in Oskaloosa

On the night of Dec. 19, just before 10:30 PM, officers with the Oskaloosa Police Department were dispatched to a call for service involving shots being fired. It was reported that 26-year-old male Deon Freeman was at the intersection of Pella Avenue and Green Street in Oskaloosa, where an 18-year-old male identified as Cellous Glover who was inside another vehicle pointed a firearm at Freeman.

Freeman has a valid permit to carry weapons and was armed with a pistol. Freeman reported he fired upon Glover in self-defense striking the vehicle in which Glover was riding.

No injuries were reported as a result of this shooting. All involved parties – except Glover – were located and questioned at the time.

Later in the evening, Glover was located in Pleasant Hill Iowa by police and subsequently arrested on unrelated charges. Charges of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, an aggravated misdemeanor, have been filed on Glover related to the shooting. Glover is not considered a danger to the public as this appears to be an isolated incident between the involved parties.

The investigation is still ongoing with further charges pending.


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