Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


Winnebago county deputy shoots and kills armed man despondent over medical diagnosis


This news story was published on September 13, 2021.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

THOMPSON, IOWA – A Winnebago county deputy shot and killed an armed man despondent over medical diagnosis this past weekend.

On September 11, 2021, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was requested by the Winnebago County Sheriffs Office to investigate an officer-involved shooting that had occurred at 164 Van Buren Street in Thompson, Iowa. The Winnebago County Sheriffs Office had received a 911 report of an assault at that residence.

Upon arrival, Deputy Josh Douglas encountered resident James Anderson, age 48, who was armed with a loaded 9mm handgun. Anderson adulated the 911 call was a ruse and that there had been no assault. Anderson refused to drop his handgun as officers negotiated with him for nearly ten minutes. Anderson was despondent over a recent medical diagnosis. Anderson pointed his weapon in the direction of officers and was Shot one time. Anderson later died of his injuries.

This incident remains under investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, the results will be forwarded to the Winnebago County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office for review.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available

3 Responses to Winnebago county deputy shoots and kills armed man despondent over medical diagnosis

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2021 at 9:32 am

    He got what he was asking for.

  2. Danboy Reply Report comment

    September 14, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Suicide by cop

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      September 14, 2021 at 7:04 pm

      Suicide by cop, and now his family can sue.