Deputy shoots man in Montrose home invasion

A Lee County Sheriff's Deputy and Iowa State Patrol deputies discuss a shooting that took place early Monday morning in the 2400 block of 270th Street outside of Montrose. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

(This is an update to the earlier post on a shooting in Montrose early Monday morning. Pen City Current will update as more information becomes clearer and available.)


MONTROSE – A Lee County deputy shot a suspect in a home invasion early Monday morning near Montrose.

Lee County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Lot #212 at around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning where a suspect had gained entrance to a home and was subsequently shot by the deputy whose name hasn’t been released.

According to Sheriff Stacy Weber, the homeowner was home at the time of the incident and the suspect was taken to Fort Madison Community Hospital and transferred by AirEvac to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Because of the active investigation he couldn’t comment on the deputy who fired the shot or the specifics of the incident.

“This was a burglary in progress and when our guys arrived the suspect confronted our officers on arrival and was shot,” he said.

The homeowner had defensive wounds but declined medical treatment.

Lee County EMS, Fort Madison Police, Iowa State Patrol, Lee County Attorney’s office, the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations and AirEvac were called for assistance.

Iowa State Patrol deputies discuss the crime scene while Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber conducts an interview on the right side. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC



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