Tue October 15, 2013
Woman dies after shooting, standoff in Council Bluffs
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Council Bluffs police say a woman has died after a domestic disturbance turned deadly.
Police Sgt. Chad Meyers said Tuesday that 44-year-old Millisa Cox was pronounced dead at a Council Bluffs hospital.
A neighbor, Jennie Rolli, says Millisa Cox came outside around 8 a.m. Tuesday, sat by a tree and yelled for help. She was soon taken to the hospital.
Officers say a man inside the home refused to come out, and a negotiator and a SWAT unit were dispatched. The officers rushed into the house about 9:45 a.m. to end the standoff. They found the woman's husband, 55-year-old Darwin Cox.
Meyers says Darwin Cox had shot himself in the head but the wound appeared to be superficial. He was taken to a hospital in nearby Omaha, Neb.
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