Sheriff’s Office: Man Breaking into Home Shot and Killed by Home Owner


A man breaking into a home was shot and killed by the home owner in rural Wapello County on Thursday night, according to authorities.

Wapello County Sheriff Don Phillips says his office received a 911 call around 9:20 PM. The caller explained that a male attempted to gain entry into his house located between Ottumwa and Agency on 97th Avenue.

Phillips says preliminary findings revealed a male subject did try to forcibly enter the home and was shot by the home owner.

The male subject was airlifted to Iowa City but he died from his injuries. The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.

Phillips say the investigation is ongoing.

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