WELLMAN, Iowa — One man is dead after an officer involved shooting in Washington County.
It all started Saturday night when authorities responded to 39-year-old Martin Hammen’s home in Wellman. Someone had reported he was suicidal but deputies say they were unable to find him.
They later returned around 1:00 a.m. when Hammen’s home was engulfed in flames.
Deputies say they saw him running from the scene carrying a gun and a propane torch. They say he refused to drop the gun so an officer shot him.
He died at the scene.