HIAWATHA, Iowa (AP) — The Linn County Attorney says no one will be charged in the shooting death of a Hiawatha man that also wounded three other people.
Joshua Lathrop died in May at a shootout at a mobile home in Hiawatha. KCRG-TV reported Friday that County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden ruled the people who shot Lathrop were acting in self-defense. Investigators say two brothers carrying weapons went to the trailer park after hearing a woman had been attacked.
An intoxicated Lathrop confronted the brothers and hit one of them. A gun battle involving up to 25 shots ensued and Lathrop was shot.