Update: Fort Dodge Police Identify Homicide Victim, Shooting Suspect

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FORT DODGE, Iowa — Police have identified the victim of a homicide in Fort Dodge and a suspect wanted for first-degree murder.

Mohammed Yaqoub, 28, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was shot and killed in Fort Dodge Friday night. Shortly after 8 p.m., police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1400 block of A Street West and found Yaqoub suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Yaqoub received medical treatment at the scene but died from his injuries.

Damion Chavez (WHO-HD)

From the ensuing investigation, police determined Yaqoub and two other individuals arranged to meet prior to the shooting for a narcotics transaction. Police have arrested one person involved and are looking for another.

A 16-year-old male has been arrested and is charged with aiding and abetting robbery in the first degree. Police are still looking for 19-year-old Fort Dodge resident Damion Chavez, who is wanted for first-degree murder and first-degree robbery.

Chavez is 5’11” and weighs about 185 pounds. Police said Chavez should be considered armed and dangerous.

Webster County Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the location and arrest of Chavez.


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