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Authorities Shoot Jones County Man Brandishing Gun

Authorities shot a Jones County man brandishing a gun on Monday night.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says the Jones County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a firearms complaint from 9073 County Road E-45 south of Wyoming around 7:30 pm.

Deputies from the Jones and Delaware County Sheriff’s Departments responded, along with an Iowa State Patrol trooper. They encountered 51-year old James Bartram of Wyoming, who was brandishing a gun.

The state trooper and a Delaware County deputy both fired their weapons, hitting Bartram in the upper torso. Bartram was airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he remains hospitalized.

No one else was hurt. The names of the officers involved are not being released at this time.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating.


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