A 28-year-old Dow City, Iowa man is behind bars, charged with First Degree Murder.
Authorities say Benton Wingrove shot and killed a man after a fight. That man was apparently driving to get away from Wingrove.
Normally, the small town of Dow City, Iowa, is a quiet place.
"This is just shocking," said James Steinkuehler, sheriff of Crawford County.
Authorities say Benton Wingrove, 28, began arguing with Adam Lary, 29, at Cheers bar. Lary left in his car. Court affidavits say Wingrove began chasing after Lary on foot though this residential area.
Steinkuehler says Wingrove fired nearly a dozen shots at Lary in the 300 block of Maple Street. Neighbor Marco Amezzo was one of the first to hear the gun shots.
"We were looking from afar and my neighbors were the ones that went to assist the guy," said Amezzo.
Witnesses say the driver wasn't even able to stop the car at this stop sign, and went right on through and didn't stop until he hit the house.
"He didn't even let off the accelerator. He still had it in gear and all the way to the floor, even after he hit the garage," said Ismael Corona, a witness.
Corona rushed to the rescue, and saw the car smoking.
"I remember learning about carbon monoxide poisoning, so we busted out the window and turned off the car and pulled him out," said Corona.
Corona says Lary was in bad shape.
"He was reacting a little bit and he still had a little pulse, but when the ambulance was taking him, he died," said Corona.
Emergency responders came to the scene at 306 Fulton and took Lary to Crawford County Memorial Hospital. Officials say he was pronounced dead at about 2:20 a.m., as the result of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Wingrove is being held in Crawford County jail on $1 million bond. His arraignment is scheduled for Monday.
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