Mosley sought in shooting case

A suspect is being sought in connection with a shooting Monday in Fort Dodge, police reported.

Lakendrick Mosley, 24, of Fort Dodge, has been charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, willful injury causing serious injury, possession of a firearm as a felon and going armed with intent, according to city police. All those offenses are felonies.

He is accused of shooting Kerry Johnson Jr., 19, of Fort Dodge, on Monday shortly before 10:45 a.m.

Officers and paramedics responded to 2401 9 1/2 Ave. S. after receiving a call about the shooting.

Johnson met officers and paramedics at the scene and was treated there for a gunshot wound to his upper back.

He declined further medical treatment for his injury, which was described as non-life-threatening.

Assistant Fort Dodge Police Chief Roger Porter said there was some kind of an argument before the shooting occurred.

He also said the shooting is not related to another shooting on Sunday during which three people were shot.

In that incident, Darien Green, 18, of Fort Dodge, was transported to a Des Moines hospital where he is being treated for injuries.

Two juveniles were treated and released from Trinity Regional Medical Center.

That incident is still under investigation.

“While we are working hard to solve these cases, the lack of cooperative witnesses, and sometimes even victims, greatly limits our ability to charge and prosecute them,” Webster County Attorney Jennifer Benson said Tuesday. “We desperately need the individuals that have information or have witnessed these events to come forward. Without their cooperation, these violent offenders will remain at large in our community.”

Anyone with information on Mosley’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Fort Dodge Police Department at 573-1426 or Webster County Crime Stoppers at 573-1444. Tips can also be sent anonymously online at wccrimestoppers.com or by texting “LEC” and the tip to 274637.