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Man charged with attempted murder for shooting at Iowa deputies

Deputies released from the hospital on Sunday.

Posted: Oct 22, 2019 7:09 PM

STUART, Iowa (AP) — A man wounded in a shootout with officers that also wounded two deputies has been charged with two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says in a news release Tuesday that 52-year-old Randall Comly fired a gun at Guthrie County Deputy Kent Gries and Stuart Police Officer Tyler DeFrancisco on Thursday inside an apartment. Neither were shot.

However, two deputies posted outside the apartment, Steven Henry and Jim Mink, were both shot. Investigators say they may have been hit by gunfire from fellow officers returning Comly's gunfire.

Both Mink and Henry were released from the hospital Saturday morning.

Comly was also wounded in the confrontation. He has since been released from the hospital and is being held in jail.

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