Authorities ID wounded man who fatally shot intruder

Authorities have released the name of a man who killed an intruder during an exchange of gunshots in northeast Iowa.

Bremer County Sheriff Dan Pickett said in a news release Thursday that John Eimers was shot several times Friday night at his home in Sumner but returned fire and fatally wounded 46-year-old Steven Anthony, who lived in Davenport.

Pickett says Anthony went to Eimers’ home, spoke to him and then began firing his handgun at Eimers, who fired back. Eimers was treated at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City and has since been released.

Pickett declined to provide further information about what happened or the continuing investigation.