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Iowa Man Shoots Self During Police Standoff

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    April 14, 2014 | 8:40 am
    PELLA, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say an Iowa man who shot himself during a police standoff near a small private college has died.

    The Pella Police Department says officers responded around 8:30 a.m. Monday to reports of an armed man chasing another man through a Pella neighborhood and firing shots. Within minutes, responding officers say they intercepted 49-year-old William Shaw, of Fremont, fleeing the scene in a car.

    Police say there was a brief standoff between officers and Shaw before Shaw shot himself. Shaw was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

    Central College, a small private college in Pella, was put on lockdown. Many students are gone for winter break, although some staff and faculty were on campus.

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