Posted on 26 October 2010 by KWBG
BOONE, Iowa—Boone Police Chief Bill Skare says a 29-year old HyVee employee, Gerald Beals II was the man with a knife Monday at the Boone HyVee. Skare says the first officer on the scene to confront Beals was Rod Thompson. Thompson ordered Beals to put down his knife which he refused to do. Beals approached Thompson who them used a taser which had no affect. Skare says Thompson then had to use his service revolver then, firing multiple shots at Beals. Beals was pronounced dead at the scene. The 911 calls have been released by the Boone County Communications Center and are available on this website. The DCI autopsy results show that Beals was NOT H-I-V positive.