Highway 6 in Walcott reopens after person shoots self during traffic stop

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SCOTT Co., Iowa (KWQC) - UPDATE 4:15 a.m.: The Scott County Sheriff's Office says one person was found dead after a Scott County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an inoperable headlight in Walcott.

This happened at approximately 12:21 a.m. near the intersection of 200th Street and 60th Avenue.

The Scott County Sheriff's Office and Medical Examiner's Office are continuing their investigation at this point.

UPDATE 2:50 a.m.: The Scott County Sheriff's Office confirms one person is dead from a self-inflicted gun shot wound after a traffic stop. Officials say it happened during the traffic stop near 60th Ave. on Highway 6 late Tuesday evening.

Highway 6 was shut down for about one mile while the scene was investigated. It has since reopened.

The name of the victim has not been released. The Sheriff's Office says a press release will be issued sometime Wednesday morning.

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ORIGINAL: Highway 6 is closed between Main Street and 60th Avenue in rural Walcott due to a large police presence.

Approximately one mile is closed off to traffic. Our crews nearby say police are on scene with multiple units responding, including Scott County, Davenport, Buffalo and Walcott.

At this time, TV6 does not know the details of why police are on scene, but they say it started as a traffic stop in Scott County.

This is a developing story. We will continue to update it as we learn more.

Read the original version of this article at www.kwqc.com.