Official: Iowa man hoped police would kill him

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 ( 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,

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