Iowa man dead after being shot by deputy


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(Winnebago County, IA) -- A man is dead after a northern Iowa officer involved shooting in Thompson. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says the department had received a 911 call Saturday night about an assault, when a deputy arrived he was told by 48-year-old James Anderson there was no assault.

 Anderson, was despondent over a recent medical diagnosis. He refused to drop his handgun as officers negotiated with him for nearly ten minutes.  Anderson pointed his weapon toward officers and was shot one time. Anderson later died of his injuries. 

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the following agencies. Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Mills Police Department, Forest City Police Department, Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, Britt Police Department, Garner Police Department, Thompson Fire Department, Forest City Ambulance service, Buffalo Center Fire Department, Mercy One Air Med.


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