Spencer, IA (KICD)–Spencer’s Police Chief says a Sunday incident was not a standoff situation as previously reported.
Mark Lawson says his department was dispatched to the 500 Block of East 10th Street at 3:35 p.m.. Officers were informed that a very upset juvenile male was in the basement with a handgun. Numerous attempts to make contact via cell phone and loud speaker were unsuccessful. A robotic camera was then deployed into the home and no contact was made.
The HIgh Risk and Entry Team, or HEAT, entered the home at 7:18 and found a 15-year-old male had used the weapon on himself hours earlier.
The investigation is ongoing.