Denmark scene of Saturday shooting

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated from this morning with an official press release from the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.



DENMARK – Lee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on the north side of Denmark this morning.

Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber confirmed that an individual had been shot in Denmark and that a juvenile was in custody in connection with the shooting. He also indicated that there was no danger to the public.

Sheriff’s deputies, Lee County EMS, Denmark fire and rescue personnel and AirEvac and Lee County Attorney Ross Braden were on the scene at a residence at the north end of 7th Street in Denmark at around noon. Weber said the victim was being airlifted to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A low flying plane was also observed just prior to the helicopter landing on a hill just north of the property.

Weber said more information could be released as the investigation unfolds. No motive for the shooting or additional information on the type of gun used has been released.

The following press release was issued today at  3:10 p.m.:

Today at 11:52 AM, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was summoned to 79 7th Street in Denmark, Iowa.

The nature of the incident was for a man who was possibly shot.

This information was gathered by a deputy during a traffic stop on a family member who was driving to the aforementioned address in Denmark at a high rate of speed. The Deputy ascertained from the family member that a father was shot by his son.

The deputy sent the Denmark Rescue and additional deputies to the house. Upon arrival, they located an adult male subject suffering from two gunshot wounds.

The suspect was taken into custody, in the city limits of Fort Madison, Iowa by officers of the Fort Madison Police Department and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center next to our office, here in Montrose. Charges on the juvenile will be willful injury and additional charges may be filed at a later time.

The Denmark Fire and Rescue, Lee County EMS, Air Evac and the Lee County Attorney Ross Braden assisted at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division will conduct this investigation under the supervision of Chief Deputy Will Conlee and it is considered ongoing at this time.

Further information will be provided when it is available. Currently, the victim and the suspect’s names will be withheld.

Emergency crews prepare to move a gunshot victim to the AirEvac helicopter Saturday morning on property on North 7th Street in Denmark. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was transported by helicopter to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. PCC Photo by Chuck Vandenberg.


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