Juan Cavazos (2021)
On November 25, 2021, Algona Iowa Police Department Officer Grant Smith responded to a disturbance at a motel. Officers encountered Cavazos, who did not comply with officers’ commands and drove his vehicle toward Smith, prompting him to fire one round.
After a short pursuit, Cavazos lost control of his vehicle and crashed. Cavazos was not injured in the shooting, but suffered injuries in the crash.
Cavazos was charged with assault on a peace officer using a dangerous weapon, attempted second degree burglary, assault with intent to inflict serious injury, eluding, and operating while under the influence (first offense).
- Suspect, officer named in Algona shooting, The Messenger