Sep 18, 11:40 AM EDT

Authorities arrest suspect in fatal central Iowa shooting


FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa authorities have arrested a suspect for a shooting that killed a Fort Dodge man.

The Fort Dodge Police announced Monday that 27-year-old Levi Gibbs III of Fort Dodge was being held at the Polk County Jail, where he was awaiting extradition back to Webster County.

Authorities have charged Gibbs with first-degree murder for the shooting death of 32-year-old Shane Wessels of Fort Dodge. The shooting was reported around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 3 in Fort Dodge. Authorities say Wessels was shot after an altercation. He pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Online court records did show an attorney listed for Gibbs.

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