Death Investigation Underway in Fort Dodge

A death investigation is underway after a suspected burglar was shot and killed in Fort Dodge this morning.

At around 5:10 am,  the Webster County Telecommunications Center received a call from a Fort Dodge resident reporting that someone was breaking into his garage on the 1200 block of 6th Ave S., and he had shot a male. When Fort Dodge Police officers and medics with Fort Dodge Fire Rescue arrived, they located an unresponsive male that was ultimately pronounced deceased. His name will not be released until authorities are certain all next of kin have been properly notified. Members of the criminal investigation division were called in to assist in the investigation. Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division are continuing to follow up on this incident. 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.

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