The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received a report around 9:20PM Thursday night of a man attempting to break into a residence on 97th Ave between Ottumwa and Agency. Upon arrival Deputies discovered a male suspect did forcibly enter the home and was shot by the homeowner.
The suspect was transported by helicopter to the University of Iowa Hospital where he died from the gunshot wound. The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the identity of the suspect at this time, pending notification of his family.
The investigation is ongoing. KMCD/classic 96 will provide additional details when made available.