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Police seek suspect on murder charge after man shot and killed in Mason City


This news story was published on April 2, 2021.
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MASON CITY – Police are seeking a suspect on a murder charge after a man shot and killed in Mason City.

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 10:26 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the area of 3rd Street NW and North Jefferson Avenue. The initial call was that one person had been shot. Officers responding on scene confirmed this and one person was transported to MercyOne North Iowa by the Mason City Fire Department. The victim later died as a result of injuries sustained in the shooting. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was called in to assist with the homicide investigation. As a result, an arrest warrant for Murder in the First Degree, a class A felony, has been issued for Benjamin B. Gonzalez, age 38, of Mason City. Gonzalez should be considered armed and dangerous. A recent photo of Gonzalez is attached below.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636. If you have information about Gonzalez’s whereabouts, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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17 Responses to Police seek suspect on murder charge after man shot and killed in Mason City

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    Southsider Reply Report comment

    April 5, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    Found the little thug in Algona!! Life in prison little buddy!

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      April 5, 2021 at 10:26 pm

      now watch the NAZI try and make it into news.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 4, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    STUPID LIBERALS

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2021 at 6:56 am

    Is this the guy that owns, Done Right Builders?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 3, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Pray for Mason City.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Have one look at this subhuman and explain why we don’t hang scum like him BEFORE they hurt someone.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 3, 2021 at 12:49 pm

      looks like a fine candidate for retroactive abortion 🙂

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Looks like “Zippy the Pinhead” from National Lampoon magazine. Seriously.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    Thank Kim for signing that Bill today

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2021 at 9:37 am

    He should be back at the border by now.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 2, 2021 at 8:41 am

    joey bananna put him up in a motel suite and gave him a 500 buck debit card. Please delete if true.