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Estherville man charged after shooting incident and standoff

This news story was published on November 16, 2016.
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ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A person was shot and then police located a suspect who refused to give up without a negotiation Wednesday in Estherville.

On November 16, 2016 at approximately 4:45 pm, Estherville Police were called to the 500 Block of South 11th Street in regards to someone being shot at and had been shot. Responding officers located a victim in the 500 Block of 11th Street who advised that he was driving down the street and was shot at. The victim sustained minor injuries in the shooting. The victim’s vehicle also sustained damage from the gunfire.

The victim identified the suspect’s location and responding officers established a perimeter to attempt to contain the suspect. During the investigation, several witnesses assisted with crucial information. The Emmet County Sheriff’s Department, Emmet County Conservation Officers, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Patrol Motor Vehicle Officers, the Armstrong Police Department and the Estherville Ambulance arrived on the scene. The victim was treated by ambulance personnel on the scene and released. Estherville Police also requested assistance from the HEAT Tactical Team who also responded a short time later.

A Crisis Negotiation Team from the HEAT Tactical Unit was able to make contact with the suspect in his residence and talk the suspect into surrendering to tactical officers. The suspect and another person in the residence were taken into custody without incident or injury.

The suspect is identified as 54 year old Christopher Thomas Anderson of Estherville. Anderson was charged with Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, a Class C Felony; Reckless Use of a Firearm, a Class D Felony; and Discharging a Firearm within the City Limits of Estherville, a Simple Misdemeanor.

Anderson was placed in the Emmet County Jail where he awaits his initial appearance before an Emmet County Magistrate.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing and search warrants are being executed at this time. Further charges in this matter are expected.



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4 Responses to Estherville man charged after shooting incident and standoff

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Big Vikings fan I see lol!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Just another cry baby Democrat. He can’t shoot straight either.

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    November 17, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Looks like he wants his safe space back.