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.