August 29, 2014

Shooting death of Ames man called “tragic accident”

The shooting death of an Ames man over the weekend is being called an accident.

Ames Police were called to a home at 4810 Westbend Drive shortly after 10:30 Friday night on the report of an accidental shooting. When officers arrived, they found 38-year-old Devlin Lockman with a gunshot wound to the head. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say it appears Lockman shot himself while handling a semi-automatic, nine millimeter handgun. According to a press release, investigators say it appears to be nothing more than “a tragic accident.”