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Fort Dodge police arrest teen in connection to dangerous gun shot incidents

FORT DODGE – Fort Dodge police arrested a teen in connection to dangerous gun shot incidents in town.

Over the past several weeks, the Fort Dodge Police Department has investigated several shots fired incidents. As the investigations developed, it was determined that these incidents were most likely occurring between two groups of known individuals. Investigators with the Fort Dodge Police Department’s Criminal Investigations and Patrol Divisions have worked diligently over the past several weeks to identify those involved.

With the information gathered thus far, multiple search warrants were executed by the Fort Dodge Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at three residences in Fort Dodge with the assistance of the Fort Dodge/Webster County Special Emergency Response Team. Those residences were located in the 1800 block of 4th Avenue South, 1300 block of Avenue B, and 600 block of North 22nd Street. The execution of those warrants resulted in the seizure of multiple firearms, ammunition, illegal narcotics along with numerous other pieces of evidence.

Additionally, 17‐year‐old Quanterious Altman of Fort Dodge was taken into custody on the following charges:

• Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon (Class C Felony)
• Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (D Felony)
• Going Armed with Intent (D Felony)
• Assault While Participating in a Felony (D Felony)
• Assault While Using or Displaying a Dangerous Weapon (Aggravated Misdemeanor)

Altman is being charged as an adult and made his initial appearance in Webster County Magistrate Court. He is currently being held on a $54,000 cash bond in the Central Iowa Juvenile Detention Center in Eldora.

The Fort Dodge Police Department is continuing to investigate these incidents and encourage those with information to contact police. The Fort Dodge Police Department was assisted by the Fort Dodge Fire Department, the Webster County Sheriff’s Office, and the Webster County Attorney’s Office.

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