Iowa sheriff’s deputy dies in accidental off-duty shooting

Iowa News

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty Iowa sheriff’s deputy has died in an accidental shooting.

The Ottumwa Police Department said in a news release that officers responded Tuesday morning and found that 35-year-old Brian Rainey had sustained a gunshot wound to his torso.

WHO-TV reports that the deputy with the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office died from his injuries.

Police say the firearm was discharged accidentally.

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