FD police continue investigation of shootings

Investigations continue into two recent shootings, one of which killed 17-year-old Daiqualis Poe and another which left one injured.

Capt. Ryan Gruenberg, of the Fort Dodge Police Department, said officers are continuing to work with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation on what events transpired before Poe’s death on Sept. 10. They have not yet received any reports back from the state Medical Examiner’s Office and continue to wait on evidence to be processed at DCI’s crime lab.

Police were dispatched to a report of a shooting at 721 N. Eighth St. at about 12:45 p.m. Sept. 10. They found Poe’s body in the house. Gruenberg said previously that Poe suffered a single gunshot wound.

Gruenberg said police are unaware of the condition of the victim injured in Sunday’s early morning shooting in the 900 block of Fourth Avenue North.

The victim was initially transported to UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center by private vehicle. Police later said the individual was transferred to Des Moines with non-life threatening injuries.

Three vehicles and two houses were also hit by gunfire in the incident, according to police.

“We are continuing to track down those who may have information in hopes to determine who was responsible,” said Gruenberg.

The FDPD is asking anyone who was in the area who may have heard or seen something, or who have security cameras installed, to reach out to the department.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Dodge Police Department at 573-1424. They can also anonymously report information to Webster County Crime Stoppers by calling 573-1444, visiting www.wccrimestoppers.com or texting “LEC” and the tip to 274637.


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