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Domestic disturbance in Webster county turns deadly


This news story was published on January 1, 2019.
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RURAL WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA – A domestic disturbance in Webster county turned deadly late Monday night after a suspect fired gunshots at police.

On December 31, 2018, shortly after 10 PM, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received a call of a disturbance just outside the City of Fort Dodge. The disturbance was domestic in nature. A responding deputy observed a vehicle matching the description and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop and attempted to avoid law enforcement agencies. During the attempted stop, gun shots were fired from the suspect vehicle. Law Enforcement on scene returned gun fire. The suspects vehicle drove out into a field at the southern part of Webster County and came to a stop. Law Enforcement agencies secured the area around the vehicle and when the vehicle was approached the suspect was found to be deceased inside the vehicle.

The Webster County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Iowa State Patrol, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Dayton Police Dept, Gowrie Police Dept, and the Fort Dodge Police Dept.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations will investigate this incident.

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2 Responses to Domestic disturbance in Webster county turns deadly

  1. Lawsteward Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2019 at 5:28 am

    …couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person!

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2019 at 4:22 am

    another sewer side