Levi Gibbs III sought by police

Warrant issued in Wessels shooting

Levi Gibbs III

Levi Gibbs III

Levi Gibbs III is being sought in connection with the shooting death of Shane Wessels a little more than a week ago.

A warrant charging Gibbs, 27, of Fort Dodge, with first-degree murder was issued Tuesday by the Fort Dodge Police Department.

Gibbs is charged with shooting Wessels, 32, of Fort Dodge, in the early morning hours of Sept. 3 in Pleasant Valley.

According to the Fort Dodge Police Department, Wessels was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound in the roadway at 10th Avenue Southwest and 10th Street Southwest.

Police were initially dispatched to the area for a report of shots fired.

Wessels was transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police believe that a fight happened before the shooting and had been seeking information on anyone who may have had video of the incident.

Webster County Crime Stoppers was offering a $1,000 reward for information that led to any videos that showed what happened.

Gibbs is described as a black man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds.

He also has numerous tattoos.

The Fort Dodge Police Department said Gibbs is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Gibbs 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.

The Fort Dodge Police Department also advised if anybody sees Gibbs outside of Fort Dodge to contact their local law enforcement agency.

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