Press release from Fort Dodge Police Department:
Following the shots fired incident on the afternoon of Sunday, August 22, investigators with the Fort
Dodge Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division began piecing together information on the
exact timeline of events and determining the identity of those responsible. Investigators were able to
obtain enough information to identify a potential suspect.
As the investigation continued, it was discovered that the suspect had likely fled the state.
Investigators were able to determine a possible location of the suspect and began communicating with
the local police department to locate the suspect. Ultimately, the location of the suspect was narrowed
down to an apartment complex in Quincy, Illinois.
On Tuesday, September 7 at approximately 6:30 P.M., officers with the Quincy (IL) Police
Department observed the suspect, identified as 19‐year‐old Fort Dodge resident Josh Hanrahan, at the
apartment complex where he was taken into custody. Mr. Hanrahan is currently being held in the
Adams County (IL) Jail for outstanding warrants out of Illinois.
As it relates to the shots fired incident on Sunday, August 22, Mr. Hanrahan is charged with the
Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon (C Felony)
Possession of a Firearm as a Felon (D Felony)
Going Armed with Intent (D Felony)
Violation of Probation – Original Charge of Carrying Weapons (Aggravated Misdemeanor)
Mr. Hanrahan will appear in Webster County Magistrate Court at a later date. As with all cases, Mr.
Hanrahan is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The Fort Dodge Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident and encourage anyone
who may have information to contact law enforcement. The Fort Dodge Police Department has been
assisted in the investigation by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the Webster County Attorney’s
Office, and Quincy (IL) Police Department.