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We're learning more about a standoff that shut down parts of a Davenport neighborhood. Around 9:00 this morning, police shut down the area around East 12th Street and Perry.

Scott County was trying to serve an eviction notice when the man they were serving shot a gun.

"Our officer did get inside of the apartment," said Chief Deputy Mike Brown of Scott County Sheriff's Office. "He did see the individual just briefly and then walked back or moved back into the apartment and then the shot was fired. We don't know if he was firing at anybody or if he was firing it in the floor."

A standoff started with dozens of officers outside this apartment building. A tactical team went in at one point, but it still took nearly 2 hours to get the man out.

Scott Strohbehn, 52, has lived in the building since august of 2012 and told his landlord he bought a gun for self-protection over a year ago.     

Larry Smith, the property owner of the building where the shots were fired said he's been trying to evict Strohbehn for a month now. 

Not only has Strohbehn not been paying his energy bills, but Smith said he owes him $1,600 in rent. He said Strohbehn had no income and the last time he talked to him was in February. Smith gave the sheriff's deputy a key to the apartment building so he could serve him eviction papers. 

He said he heard the deputy go up the steps, when Strohbehn yelled out to him and fired his gun. Smith said he's been trying to help Strohbehn but enough is enough. 

"I've done everything I could, but I can't keep going on with this," said Smith. "You can't pay your bills. I couldn't believe the way it turned out to go like it did, that he did that. I thought he'd open the door for the sheriff."

Smith said he had another tenant in the building who had slept through the whole ordeal. No one was injured in this incident.

Police said Strohbehn was depressed and with today's eviction had no where to go and then attempted to intimidate the sheriff's deputy by firing his gun. Strohbehn was transported to Genesis Hospital for a psych-evaluation. 

After he's released he will be charged with intimidation, assault with a dangerous weapon and reckless use of a firearm with property damage. 

 

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