Police Release Name Of Sioux City Officer Shot Over Weekend

Sioux City police have identified the officer who was shot by a suspect during a weekend arrest.

Police Chief Doug Young announced Monday that 42-year-old officer Ryan Moritz suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh during a Sunday morning arrest. He is expected to make a full recovery.

The incident happened when officers were following up on a number of reported robberies and burglaries. Police accused 18-year-old Isiah Mothershed of shooting Moritz and shooting himself in the leg during a struggle with police.

Mothershed was treated Monday at Mercy Medical Center, which declined to say Tuesday if he’d been released. Mothershed was charged with two counts of attempted murder and five counts of robbery.

Court records don’t show an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

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