BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Bettendorf police on Thursday identified the officer who shot a man to death as a seven-year veteran of the eastern Iowa department.

Police identified the officer who fired the shots on Sept. 3 as Patrick Mesick.

Timothy Alan Clevenger, 53, of Silvis, died after being shot by Mesick.

The shooting happened after officers were called to a Bettendorf home and saw that Clevenger was holding a sharp-edged weapon near children.

Mesick has been interviewed by state investigators and remains on paid administrative leave.

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