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Man shoots self after wounding wife


SIOUX CITY (KWWL) -- Sioux City police said a man first shot his estranged wife and then turned the gun on himself following a car chase and standoff.

Sioux City Police received a 911 call from Melissa Powell late Wednesday.

According to police, she was shot by her estranged husband, Dan Powell, who was still chasing her in the downtown area.

Sioux City Police say Powell rammed his wife's car, and as officers arrived, he got out of his car and fired several shots at his wife's car.

Dan Powell fled in his car across a parking lot where he stopped. Officers had a short standoff with Powell before his shot himself.

Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman Dianne Krier said Thursday that Dan Powell died.

His wife was last listed in in fair condition.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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