(AP) _

Iowa authorities say the escaped inmate suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy has been killed.

The Iowa Public Safety Department said Tuesday morning that Rodney Long was shot to death and no one else was seriously injured in the shooting. The department announcement didn't add more details but said a news conference is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Taylor County courthouse in Bedford.

A Des Moines television station says Long was shot by a resident after Long broke into a home near Bedford.