MAN KILLED: Man With Gun Shot By Deputy

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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into a fatal officer-involved shooting in Van Buren County.

Officials say the shooting happened around 11:00 a.m. Tuesday when Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputies were called about a man wearing a military uniform and carrying a rifle on Highway 2, east of Cantril. Witnesses say he was making obscene gestures at passing motorists.

When deputies arrived they told the man to drop his weapon, but he instead pointed it at them. The man was then fatally shot by one of the deputies.

The name of the deceased man and the names of the deputies involved have not been released.

The DCI is continuing its investigation into the shooting.


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