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Fairfield man dead, Ottumwa men charged in police shootout

OTTUMWA (AP) — A county prosecutor in southern Iowa says a Fairfield man was killed and two Ottumwa men have been charged with attempted murder and other charges after a shootout with police followed an armed robbery at a home on the city’s south side.

Wapello County Attorney Gary Oldenburger says in a statement released Monday that 35-year-old David Roy White of Fairfield was killed Friday and 32-year-old Michael Paul Bibby of Ottumwa was shot and is recovering at a local hospital.

Police launched a manhunt and later located and arrested 23-year-old Dalton Wayne Cook of Ottumwa.

Bibby and Cook are charged with burglary, robbery and six counts of attempted murder.

Court documents say White, Bibby and Cook forced their way into an Ottumwa home and stole items from the residents. A man outside the home was shot and is recovering from wounds at a hospital.

The three armed men fled and were intercepted by Ottumwa police officers near Liberty Elementary School, where the shootout occurred. No officers were injured.

Online court records do not yet indicate the men have attorneys.

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