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DCI investigating officer-involved shooting

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A man is in the hospital tonight after he was shot by Ottumwa Police.

Authorities say they were called to a house fire at 416 Waverly Avenue in Ottumwa.

The caller also stated that a male subject was outside shooting a rifle at the same house.

When police arrived, they gave commands for the man to drop his rifle, but he refused.

The man reportedly raised the rifle to officers in a threatening manner and officers shot him.

The man was then taken to Ottumwa Regional Medical Center and underwent surgery.

His condition is not yet known.

At the time of the incident, Gerald Porte, 49, was arrested for possession with intent to deliver more than five grams of meth.

He was arrested at the scene of the fire  after the officer-involved shooting.

His arrest was not involved with the shooting.

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