Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Releases More Information on the Officer Involved Shooting on Saturday in Thompson

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has released new information about an incident which occurred Saturday Evening in Thompson, at which time a person was shot after luring Law Enforcement into a phony 911 call.


James Anderson, age 48, of Thompson, allegedly called the Sheriff’s Office around 7pm to report that an assault had occurred at his home in the 100 block of Van Buren Street.


A responding Deputy says when he got to the scene, he encountered Anderson armed with a loaded 9mm handgun.


The DCI says Anderson refused to drop his weapon as Law Enforcement negotiated with him for nearly 10 minutes and eventually was shot once when he pointed his gun in the direction of Officers.  Anderson later died from his wound.


An initial investigation into the incident revealed that Anderson was apparently despondent over a recent medical diagnosis.  A complete investigation has been ordered, with the final results to be forwarded to the Winnebago County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office for further review.


The Officer who shot Anderson has been placed on Administrative Leave.