Elderly Iowa Homeowners Shoot and Kill Escaped Prisoner Who Shot Cop
|Incident at a Glance|
|Gun(s) Used:||Long Gun, Shotgun||Location:||Home|
|# of Suspects:||1||Shots Fired:||Unknown|
Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Wyckoff was responding to a call to check on someone walking along the side of a highway. When Wyckoff got out of his car to approach the man, he was shot twice by the suspect, who is suspected to be Rodney Long, a prisoner who escaped from a prison in Clarinda, Iowa last week.
A massive manhunt ensued, but police were unable to locate Long.
That was because Long was no longer on the run, he was holed up in the private residence of an elderly couple, holding them hostage.
Long took their cell phones and cut their land lines.
After four hours of captivity, the couple made the decision that they were going to fight back.
Jerome Mauderly, age 71, managed to gain access to a shotgun in the home, which he then used to shoot, and kill Long.
Shortly after 2am, 911 dispatchers received a call from the couple, saying they had shot an intruder.
When police arrived they found Long lying face down, dead on the kitchen floor.
Wyckoff, the deputy who was shot, is being treated at an area hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.