Fort Dodge PD investigating shooting death

By: Matt Scher, [email protected]

Fort Dodge, IA – The Fort Dodge Police Department is currently investigating a shooting death of a man that took place Wednesday morning.

According to a press release from the Fort Dodge Police Department, a call was received by dispatchers at 5:09 a.m. Wednesday morning from a Fort Dodge resident reporting that someone was breaking into his garage at 1219 6th Ave S., and that the caller had shot the male. Officers with the Fort Dodge Police Department and medics with the Fort Dodge Fire Department responded to the scene. After arriving to the scene, they located an unresponsive male that was ultimately pronounced deceased. The deceased male’s name will not be released until the next of kin has been properly notified.

At this time, investigators are working to determine exactly what took place this morning. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Fort Dodge Police.

The Fort Dodge Police Department was assisted by the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the Webster County Attorney’s Office, the Fort Dodge Fire Department, and the Webster County Medical Examiner’s Office.