DCI releases officer’s name in Tuesday shooting


FORT MADISON – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) is now able to identify the Fort Madison Police Officer involved in the shooting during the late evening hours of December 10, 2019.

Officer Cory Brown, a six-year veteran of the police department responded to a 911 call at the Scott’s Miracle-Gro warehouse reference an armed individual within the facility.

Upon arrival, Officer Brown encountered Robert Allen Elfgen and fired his duty weapon, striking Elfgen. The facts and circumstances are being investigated by the DCI and upon conclusion, will be forwarded to the Iowa State Attorney General’s office for review.

Officer Brown remains on paid administrative leave.

Law enforcement was called to the Scotts facility on the city’s west side at about 10:56 p.m. where the suspect had entered the building and was running through the building armed before being shot. The shooting incident was a spillover from another incident that happened at about 10:15 in the 3100 block of Avenue O where another male in his 50s was shot in the neck.

The victim was taken to Fort Madison Community Hospital and then transferred by air to an area hospital.

4 thoughts on “DCI releases officer’s name in Tuesday shooting

  1. The police have done their job to protect and serve us but its never a good thing to celebrate the death of people.
    2 of the 3 werent criminals.they were just having emotional breakdowns and lost control.
    they are both very sad stories and i dont lay blame on police for doing their jobs.they have to because when someone is emotionally broke and a threat to us the police are there to protect us from them.
    This can be prevented.I suggest to anyone with a loved one that is close to the edge to grab them and pull them as far back as you can before anymore deaths happen.

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