A convict, Michael Hannum, 52, who had escaped a work-release facility was found at a Walmart construction site, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Police responded, at which point Hannum attacked them with a box cutter. After a failed attempt to stun him, the officers then shot him twice. He is now in critical condition.
From an article:
Two police officers encountered Hannum Sunday afternoon at the construction site of a future Wal-Mart after a woman called 911 and reported a man acting suspiciously, bleeding from his hands, according to the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
Armed with a box cutter, Hannum allegedly refused officers commands and became aggressive. Officer Jason Burleigh shot a stun gun at Hannum but it failed to connect, said DCI Special Agent Mitch Mortvedt.
When Hannum continued to advance toward the officers, Officer Aaron Gutierrez fired two shots, hitting him in the chest and abdomen, Mortvedt said.
Hannum was transported to University of Nebraska Medical Center where as of Monday afternoon he was listed in critical but stable condition.
At the time of the incident, the officers did not know Hannum’s identity.
The blood on Hannum’s hands was from a self-inflicted cut and investigators have no evidence indicating he assaulted anyone else, Mortvedt said.Walmart. Save money. Die faster.