Two Teens Arrested Following Shots Fired Call in Fort Dodge Wednesday Night

A 15 year old faces a long list of charges including attempted murder after a call of shots fired at the 200 block of South 14th Street in Fort Dodge last night.

According to a media release from the Fort Dodge Police Department, Wednesday, at approximately 10:31 P.M., the Webster County Telecommunications Center received a call from a citizen of someone making threats outside their residence in the 200 block of South 14th St.

When officers arrived on scene, they were advised that a gunshot had been fired but no one had been injured. Upon further investigation from the patrol officers of the Fort Dodge Police Department, witnesses were located in the area as well as physical evidence was collected.

Following this incident, investigators continued to track down leads and gather information. In the course of the investigation search warrants were conducted at 1430 1st Ave. N. and the 1411 S 26th St. with the assistance of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT).

As a result of the investigation this far the

15‐year‐old juvenile male has been charged with:

  • Attempted Murder (B Felony)
  • Assault While Participating in a Felony x 2 (D Felony)
  • Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon x 2 (C Felony)
  • Reckless Use of a Firearm (Simple Misdemeanor)
  • Person Ineligible to Carry Dangerous Weapons (Serious Misdemeanor)
  • Harassment 1st Degree x 3 (Aggravated Misdemeanor)
  • Tampering with a Witness x 3 (Aggravated Misdemeanor)

Another male juvenile, 14‐years old is charged with:

  • Tampering With a Witness (Aggravated Misdemeanor)
  • Harassment 1st Degree (Aggravated Misdemeanor)

As with all cases, the juvenile offenders are considered innocent until proven guilty in a

court of law.

At this time 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. Information may also be submitted anonymously via Crime Stoppers.

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 Special Emergency Response Team.

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