Escaped prisoner slain in southwest Iowa

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Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 7:42 am

Iowa authorities say the escaped inmate suspected of shooting a sheriff’s deputy has been killed.

The Iowa Public Safety Department said Tuesday morning that Rodney Long was shot to death and no one else was seriously injured in the shooting. The department announcement didn’t add more details but said a news conference is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Taylor County courthouse in Bedford.

An Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation spokesman didn’t return a call from The Associated Press.

Des Moines television station KCCI says Long was shot by a resident after Long broke into a home near Bedford.

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