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Suspect Fatally Shot by Fort Madison Police Officer

Posted August 4th, 2014 @ 8:03am

A man was shot and killed by a Fort Madison Police Officer early Sunday morning.

27-year-old Ryan Swearingen was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police were called to a report of a man slashing tires in the 1400 block of Avenue E around 2 a.m.

Authorities say they spotted Swearingen and chased him into a home.  He was shot by the officer after he came out of the closet with a knife.

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