BY PCC STAFF
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.