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Names released of those involved in Council Bluffs Officer-involved shooting

Posted at 8:58 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 19:54:40-04

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — The names of those involved in Wednesday's Officer-involved shooting in Council Bluffs have been released after a press conference this morning.

Officer-involved shooting press conference

Wednesday morning, a deputy says they attempted to make a traffic stop and the driver refused to pull over and fired shots at the deputy. A pursuit started, and the suspect evaded the deputy and was spotted in Council Bluffs, leading to a second pursuit.

During the second pursuit, CBPD says more shots were fired from the vehicle at pursuing officers. The driver eventually lost control, spinning the vehicle on its side. CBPD officers surrounded the vehicle, and the suspect had two guns. One pointed at a female passenger, and the other at officers. One officer shot the suspect in the head, effectively ending the situation.

The suspect that was shot by officers has been identified as 28-year-old Troy Petersen. The woman in the truck with Petersen has been identified as 44-year-old April Montello-Roberts. Evidence points to Montello-Roberts being the driver, and Petersen as the suspect who fired the shots.

Later in the day, The Pottawattamie County Communications center received a man down call to a residence at Yellow Pole Road. Authorities responded, and found a 51-year-old male deceased inside the residence. Information shows that both of these incidents are tied together. This body has been identified as 51-year-old Steven Carlson, who died of gunshot wounds. This murder was believed to have taken place during the time that officers lost sight of the suspects Wednesday morning.

It is also believed the suspects are connected to the death of 52-year-old Jerrot Clark on Sunday. Clark's cause of death was determined as a single gunshot wound. Authorities say Petersen and Montello-Roberts entered Clark's house with intent to rob him.

The officers involved in the case have been identified as deputy Ryan Olderog, whom Petersen fired shots. Olderog made the original traffic stop. Officers Colby McCord and Anthony Fletcher also observed the truck and tried to stop it. The officer who fired the shot has not been identified. Twenty officers and deputies are believed to have been involved in the case.

Montello-Roberts was booked into the Pottawattamie County Jail on two counts of felony murder, two counts of attempted murder, first degree robbery, and first degree burglary. Her bond has been set at $2.2 million.

Police say Petersen had two rifles, a sawed-off shotgun and two reolvers on him when he was killed.