Investigation Underway into Officer Involved Shooting Death Saturday in Fort Dodge

An investigation is underway in Fort Dodge into an officer involved shooting that led to the death of one individual Saturday after police responded to a distress call on the city’s south side.

According to a police report from the FDPD, at approximately 8:40 A.M., the Police Department responded to 1525 4th Ave S where it was reported that an individual in the home was exhibiting out of control behavior.

While on scene, officers were made aware that the male subject had an active warrant for violation of probation, the original charge was domestic abuse.  Officers entered the residence and encountered a male subject… armed with two knives that ran at the officers. As a result, an officer on scene discharged his firearm resulting in the death of an individual.

Subsequently, external agencies including the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, the Webster County Attorney’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations were notified and responded promptly. Per standard protocol, the Iowa DCI will lead the investigation into this incident, with our agency fully cooperating to ensure adherence to all laws, policies, and procedures.

“The Fort Dodge Police Department acknowledges the gravity of this incident and recognizes its impact on the community. We extend our deepest sympathies to all affected parties during this difficult time,” FDPD.

As additional details become available, the Fort Dodge Police Department says they will provide updates to ensure transparency and communication with the public.

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