According to a press release from the Dubuque County Sherriff's Department, a man took his own life after being stopped by police around 11:30 p m Monday, January 2nd.

Dubuque Co Sheriff's Depart.
Dubuque Co Sheriff's Depart.

The release states the Farley Police Department stopped a vehicle near Highway 20 and Sullivan Rd just before 11:30 pm . They were assisted on the stop by the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office. As officers were approaching the vehicle, a single shot was fired from inside the vehicle.

The driver, a 29 year old male, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Officers rendered aid and requested medical assistance. Dyersville EMS responded, and the subject was pronounced dead at the scene.  The man's name is expected to be released on Wednesday, January 4th. after all family members have been notified.

The incident remains under investigation.

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