A police standoff with an unidentified man in western Iowa last night ended in gunfire.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a welfare check request for a male subject residing at an apartment complex in Schleswig.
Deputies arrived at the apartment at approximately 6:20 PM. As they approached a male subject pointed a long gun at the deputies and threatened to shoot if they did not back away.
Deputies evacuated the other apartments for the safety of the residents, and a standoff ensued with multiple agencies attempting to negotiate a peaceful resolution.
Following a four-and-a-half hour standoff, at approximately 11:45 PM, the man opened the door and pointed his gun at officers and fired one round. A Crawford County Deputy returned fire striking the man.
The subject was transported by life flight to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment of non life threatening injuries.
By Michael Earl, KDSN, Denison