Sheriff: Man shot to death at Iowa courthouse

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Posted: Sep 09, 2014 2:48 PM

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — A man was shot to death during a struggle with a supervisor at a county meeting in eastern Iowa on Tuesday after he fired a shot at the county assessor, a sheriff said.

Jackson County Sheriff Russ Kettmann said Francis Glaser, 71, was killed during a struggle with Supervisor Larry "Buck" Koos in Maquoketa. That followed a shot fired by Glaser inside the Jackson County Courthouse, Kettmann said.

The shooting occurred during a meeting in which officials were discussing property assessments.

Koos was injured during the struggle when his arm crashed through a glass door.

Maquoketa is about 150 miles northeast of Des Moines.