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Man charged with fatally shooting wife in northern Iowa

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CRESCO, Iowa (AP) - -

 A 34-year-old man has been charged with shooting to death his wife before holding officers at bay for several hours in northern Iowa.

Howard County Court records say Brian Fullhart is charged with first-degree murder and going armed with intent. The records don't list the name of attorney who could comment for him.

The records say Fullhart shot his wife with a handgun early Thursday at a mobile home in Cresco and later used a bow to twice fire arrows at officers who'd been sent to investigate gunshot reports. The complaint says one arrow struck a squad car.

Officials say an Iowa State Patrol SWAT team negotiated Fullhart's peaceful surrender to end the more than five-hour standoff.

Fullhart's wife was identified as 34-year-old Zoanne Fullhart, who lived in Decorah.

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