Winnebago County man dies after apparently luring law enforcement into a confrontation

Investigators say the man made a fake 911 call and then pointed a gun at officers.

Posted: Sep 13, 2021 10:12 AM
Updated: Sep 13, 2021 6:03 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) says one man was shot in Winnebago County after luring in law enforcement with a phony 911 call.

James Anderson, 48, of Thompson, allegedly called the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday to report an assault at his home in the 100 block of Van Buren Street. A deputy says when he got to the scene, he encountered Anderson armed with a loaded 9mm handgun.

The DCI says Anderson refused to drop his weapon as law enforcement negotiated with him for nearly 10 minutes and eventually was shot once when he pointed his gun in the direction of officers. Anderson later died from his wound.

The DCI was called in to investigate this officer-involved shooting and says Anderson was apparently despondent over a recent medical diagnosis. The results of the full investigation will be sent to the Winnebago County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office for review.

The officer who shot Anderson has been placed on administrative leave.

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FOREST CITY, Iowa – Authorities say a weekend “ruse” caused a massive law enforcement response in North Iowa.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says dispatch got a report around 7:01 pm Saturday of an assault allegedly taking place in Thompson. A deputy arrived at the scene and determined the report had been a trick to lure law enforcement to a particular address.

An officer-involved shooting then took place. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating and the officer has been placed on administrative leave. No other details about the incident have been released.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Mills Police Department, Forest City Police Department, Britt Police Department, Garner Police Department, Thompson Fire Department, Forest City Ambulance Service, Buffalo Center Fire Department, MercyOne Air Med, and the Iowa State Patrol assisted at the scene of this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office at 641-584-2828.

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