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One dead following officer-involved shooting in Iota

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Posted at 7:35 AM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 08:44:26-04

State Police say they are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Iota that left one man dead.

Troopers began investigating the incident around 10:30 pm on Wednesday, March 18 at the request of the Iota Police Department.

According to State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that Iota officers were dispatched to a home on 4th Street in the city at around 10:00 pm

There, troopers say the officers encountered a man seated in a vehicle armed with a firearm. During the encounter, state police say the man was shot by at least one officer.

The man was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No officers were injured during the incident.

State Police say an investigation is ongoing.

No other information was available at this time.