COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office says a man shot in August by Council Bluffs police was hoping police would kill him in the confrontation.
Officers Aaron Gutierrez and Jason Burleigh found 52-year-old Michael Hannum on Aug. 4 in a Wal-Mart construction site bleeding from his hands. They say he became aggressive and displayed a sharp instrument, and a stun gun was ineffective on him.
Gutierrez then shot Hannum twice, in the hip and abdomen. He survived.
The Council Bluffs Nonpareil reports (http://bit.ly/193NFhb) that Hannum is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. County Attorney Matt Wilber says an investigation shows the officers acted appropriately during the incident.
Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com