A BURN BAN IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR WAPELLO COUNTY.            AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF OUR LISTENING AREA FROM NOON WEDNESDAY UNTIL 8PM ON SATURDAY, JULY 22nd. EXPECT HEAT INDEX VALUES IN THE 105-110 RANGE.  Prolonged exposure to heat and humidity may lead to heat-related illness if precautions are not taken.
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Wapello County Shooting

By Melissa Lambrecht, July 22, 2014

At approximately 1:21 a.m., Monday July 21st, 2014 the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a shooting at 4367 91st Ave, which is approximately 4 miles southwest of Ottumwa.  Upon arrival responding deputies discovered an unresponsive male.  The man has been identified as Clinton Gus Leedom, age 49 of 11202 Nichol Ave., Bloomfield Iowa.  Clinton Leedom was found to have suffered a gunshot wound.

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Crime Lab Team.

Mr. Leedom’s body has been transferred to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, Iowa.  An autopsy is to be performed Tuesday morning.

Investigating officials want to emphasize this appears to be an isolated incident and no future danger appears to be imminent.

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