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A Tama County man is dead after being shot by an officer in Tama County on Thursday.
The Tama County Sheriff’s Office received calls of shots being fired near the 1000 block of Station Street in Chelsea about 7:27 p.m. Thursday. Several law enforcement agencies responded, the Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a news release.
When officers arrived, they saw Dewey Dale Wilfong III, 28, walking around the area with a handgun, according to the news release.
A Tama County deputy fired one round, striking Wilfong in the upper torso, officials said. He was transported to a Cedar Rapids hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Officials did not provide more details about the shooting. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation will conduct an independent investigation.
The Tama County deputy, who has not been identified, will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
The State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny will conduct an autopsy, officials said.
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