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Iowa authorities investigating Thursday night officer involved shooting in Tama County

Chelsea, IOWA – According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, this unfortunate incident occurred right before 8 p.m. Thursday.

It happened near 1001 Station Street in Chelsea.

The responding officers found a man walking with a handgun.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says a Tama County Deputy fired one shot and struck the 28-year-old man in the chest.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, where he later died.

He was identified as Dewey Wilfong III.

The deputy that fired the shot is now on paid administrative leave.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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