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UPDATE: Names released in deadly stand-off in Cresco, Iowa

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UPDATE: Investigators reveal the name of the husband and wife involved in the deadly situation in Cresco, Iowa.

A deadly standoff that lasted hours early Thursday ends with a wife shot dead by her husband. 

According to the Iowa Division of Investigation, the deadly stand-off that lasted several hours Thursday, ended with the wife being shot to death by her husband.

Authorities say 34-year-old Brian Fullhart confronted officers when they arrived at a mobile home on South Elm Street in Cresco, Iowa around 1:30 a.m. Police say, he was uncooperative with officers and threatening to shoot them.

Five hours later, he was taken into custody.

Officers then entered the home and discovered the body of 34-year-old Zoanne Fullhart, of Decorah, Iowa.

The incident forced the closure of Howard-Winneshiek Community Schools Thursday per the request of Law Enforcement. 

Fullhart is being held in the Winneshiek County Jail on charges of First Degree Murder, a Class A Felony, and Going Armed with Intent, a Class D Felony.


One person is dead and a man is in custody after a stand-off in Iowa.

According to authorities, the stand-off began at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, in the 700 block of South Elm St. in Cresco, Iowa. 

After several hours of talking with the man, authorities were able to get the man to come out of the house at 6 a.m. Once inside, authorities found a body. They say the person died from a gunshot wound.

The man was taken into custody and authorities confiscated the guns found inside the house.

The school district decided to close school because they didn't want kids or buses to be near the scene.


PREVIOUS STORY: The Howard-Winneshiek Community School District posted to their Facebook page, saying they are closed today. 

In the post, it says police requested that they have a two-hour delayed start this morning. Because the school district was already having an early dismissal, they decided to cancel classes. 

The school's superintendent tells our sister station, KWWL, this was not any type of school-related threat. He says police say this involves an issue elsewhere in the community of Cresco. 

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