Thursday, September 11, 2014
Iowa Lawful Gun Owner Loses it Over Property Taxes - Loses His Life
Larry Koos, left, and Francis Glaser.
Local news reports
An Iowa man angry about his property taxes was fatally shot during a public meeting Tuesday after he pulled a gun from a briefcase and pointed it at the county assessor, law enforcement officials said.
Francis Glaser, a former Maquoketa city manager, had become agitated and vocal about his property taxes going up during a weekly meeting of Jackson County's board of supervisors in Maquoketa, a town about 30 miles south of Dubuque.
Larry Koos, a county supervisor, struggled with the gunman before the fatal shot. Jackson County Sheriff Russ Kettmann said Koos "probably saved a life."
Authorities didn't know whether the fatal shot was self-inflicted.
Lawyers and judges have pointed out inadequate security at Iowa courthouses for years, and Thursday's shooting is the second high-profile incident at an Iowa courthouse this year involving a firearm.