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A police officer in Fort Madison, Iowa shot and killed a man over the weekend.

Police say the officer shot 27-year-old Ryan Swearingen after he lead them on a foot chase Sunday morning, August 3, 2014.

Around 1:45 a.m., the Fort Madison Police Department took a report of someone slashing tires in the1400 block of Ave E.

Police say they saw a man with a knife, slashing tires on multiple vehicles parked in the alley between the 1400 block of Ave E and Ave D.

The man was later identified as Swearingen.

Police say they chased him into a home in the 1500 block of Avenue E,

Officers followed him into the home and say he came out of a closet with a knife.

An officer shot Swearingen, who was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave while state investigators look into what happened.


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