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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Suspect in Shooting, Pursuit Dead. Press Conference Scheduled.

Bedford, IOWA --- Law enforcement confirm this morning that Rodney Eugene Long, a suspect in Sunday night's shooting and pursuit is dead. No one else was seriously injured in the incident that resulted in Long's death.

Law enforcement extends its thanks to the citizens in and around Taylor County for their vigilance during the day and a half long search for the suspect.

More details surrounding when and how Long was killed will be released at a press conference scheduled for 9:00 AM this moring, August 20, 2013.

WHAT: Press Conference on Death of Rodney Long
  9:00 AM
  August 20, 2013
WHERE: Taylor County Court House
  405 Jefferson
  Bedford, IOWA
WHO: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
  Iowa State Patrol
  Taylor County Sheriff's Office


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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