The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office had received a 911 report of an assault at that residence. Upon arrival, Deputy Josh Douglas encountered 48-year-old resident James Anderson, who was armed with a loaded 9-millimeter handgun.
Anderson admitted the 911 call was a ruse and that there was no assault. Anderson refused to drop his handgun as officers negotiated with him for nearly ten minutes. Anderson pointed his weapon in the direction of officers and was shot one time. Anderson later died of his injuries.
(By A. J. Taylor, KIOW, Forest City)