The Davenport police officer involved in a shooting that left one man with non-life-threatening injuries early Tuesday has been identified as Brandon Askew.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office, which is handling the investigation, said that Askew has been employed by the police department since October.
He has been placed on administrative leave, per department protocol.
The man who was shot, John M. Hess, 42, of Davenport, faces charges of armed with intent, carrying weapons, assault on a police officer with a weapon, fourth-degree theft and violation of a no-contact order.
As of 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, he has not been booked into the Scott County Jail.
At 3:57 a.m. Tuesday, Davenport officers were called for a report of a domestic disturbance.
Police had learned that Hess, armed with a gun, was walking toward Locust Street and Grand Avenue and that he intended to confront a woman who had recently filed a no-contact order against him, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.
Askew found Hess in the 2100 block of Grand Avenue shortly after the call was received and tried to approach him. Hess produced a handgun, and Askew drew his service weapon.
The sheriff's office has not said how many shots were fired or whether they both fired their guns.
Askew was able to disarm Hess and and took him into custody. Hess was treated at the scene and transported to Genesis Medical Center-East Rusholme Street, Davenport.
Askew was not injured.
Court records show that a temporary protective order was filed against Hess Monday afternoon in Scott County District Court that prohibited him from contacting the woman.
He was issued the order later that night by Davenport police, according to court records.
A hearing on the order is scheduled March 21 to determine whether a final protective order should be entered.