Officer involved shooting leaves one dead in Fort Dodge

By: Matt Scher, [email protected]

Fort Dodge, IA – An officer involved shooting left one dead in Fort Dodge on Saturday.

According to a press release by Fort Dodge Police, law enforcement were called to a residence at 1525 Fourth Ave. 8:40 a.m. Saturday morning. When they arrived on scene, it was reported that an individual within the residence was exhibiting out of control behavior which allegedly included the injuring of a dog within the residence. While on the scene, officers were made aware that the male subject had an active warrant for violation of probation. The original charge had been for domestic abuse.

Officers entered the residence and encountered a male subject with two knives that ran at the officers. As a result, an officer on the scene discharged his firearm resulting in the death of the individual. The name of the police officer and the name of the individual killed have not been released. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has been called in to investigate Saturday’s incident.