Reward offered for wanted murder suspect, new charges added

Davonquae Pettigrew

A $500 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of Fort Dodge murder suspect Davonquae Jyshon “D.J.” Pettigrew.

According to a press release from the Fort Dodge Police Department, Webster County Crime Stoppers has offered the reward.

Pettigrew is a 17-year-old Black male, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. According to police, he should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Pettigrew’s whereabouts is encouraged to contact law enforcement at 515-573-2323. Tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 515-573-1444 or by texting “LEC” and the tip to 274-637.

Pettigrew is wanted for the shooting death of 18-year-old Patrick Walker, of Fort Dodge. Walker was shot and killed in the 100 block of North 10th Street on Tuesday evening. As law enforcement investigated the scene, a second gunshot victim was reported at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center. Law enforcement determined the two incidents were related and the second victim was identified as 20-year-old Silas Hall. According to a FDPD release, Hall’s wound is not believed to be life-threatening.

A warrant for Pettigrew’s arrest on a charge of first-degree murder was issued early Wednesday morning. On Thursday, a second charge of attempted murder was added to the warrant.


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