Sheriff’s office releases name of Davenport officer involved in shooting

Published: Mar. 2, 2021 at 3:29 PM CST
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - The Scott County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday released the name of a Davenport police officer involved in a shooting on Feb. 18 that left a man injured.

Officer Nathaniel Missimer has been with the police department for 2.5 years and is assigned to the afternoon shift patrol, according to the sheriff’s office, which is investigating the shooting.

He remains on administrative leave, per department protocol.

The man shot, Clarence Washington, 30, has since been released from the hospital and is being held on unrelated federal charges.

At 11:25 a.m. Feb. 18, Davenport police responded to the 1700 block of East 12th Street to a report of an armed robbery.

According to federal court documents, Washington displayed a firearm in his waistband to the alleged victim and then punched and knocked the person to the ground.

He then stole the alleged victim’s vehicle and keys to his home. After the incident, he returned to his vehicle and left, according to federal court documents.

According to the sheriff’s office:

Officers identified Washington as the suspect in the robbery and an associated vehicle, and the information was put out to area law enforcement.

Around 5:43 p.m., a marked Davenport police patrol car spotted the vehicle involved in the robbery and identified the suspect as the driver at Kimberly Road and Division Street.

As more officers arrived in the area, the suspect vehicle tried to take off. As squad cars converged on the vehicle, it struck one of the squad cars and got stuck on a snowbank.

Washington and Missimer exchanged gunfire. Washington was taken into custody and transported to Genesis Medical Center.

Missimer also was transported to the hospital and was later released, according to the sheriff’s office.

According to federal court records, Washington was indicted in June 2018 on charges of possession of cocaine base with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, and felon in possession of a firearm.

He was released on bond on July 5, 2018, and was slated for a plea hearing on Feb. 14, 2019. However, he did not appear at that hearing, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The charges were still pending as of Tuesday. Court records show he has a scheduling conference March 10 in U.S. District Court, Davenport. He has a bond revocation hearing March 10.

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