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Investigators say officers shot and killed an Iowa Falls man after an alleged stalking incident

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Investigators say that officers shot and killed a man in Iowa Falls Wednesday morning, after a woman called for help and reported him for stalking her. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Investigators say that officers shot and killed a man in Iowa Falls Wednesday morning, after police were called by a woman who said he was stalking her. Officers say the man drove his vehicle into the woman’s car and that he was armed with a shotgun.

According to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the woman called for help and reported a man for stalking her by trailing her in his car. Officers responded to the call at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning at Siloam Avenue and River Street, about a block away from Rock Run Elementary School on the north side of Iowa Falls.

According to a DCI press release, officers witnessed the man run his vehicle into hers. The woman was able to get away safely, but officers shot and killed the man after he allegedly displayed a shotgun, refused commands and tried to flee.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the names of the individuals involved were being withheld pending notification of family members.

The Iowa Falls Community School District had cancelled classes at all four of the city’s schools on Wednesday as a precaution.

According to the Iowa Falls Times-Citizen, classes at Ellsworth Community College were also suspended for a few hours Wednesday morning, with the school ordering dormitory residents to stay in their buildings.

Officers from the Iowa Falls Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol responded to the call. A DCI investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Kate Payne was an Iowa City-based Reporter