Police: Brothers Were the Victims in Fort Dodge Double Homicide

FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Police say two brothers were killed early Monday morning in a shooting in Fort Dodge.

The Fort Dodge Police Department says calls came in around 12:03 a.m. about shots fired in the area of North 9th Street and 3rd Avenue North. Police officers also reported hearing gunshots around the same time.

When police arrived in the area they found 37-year-old Marion T. Rhodes and 34-year-old Eldominic T. Rhodes unresponsive in an alley behind 910 2nd Avenue North.

Medical personnel with the Fort Dodge Fire Department arrived on scene and confirmed the men were deceased and both had been shot.

Police say the men were brothers.

A Crime Scene Team from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is examining the scene.

Police believe this was an isolated incident involving people who knew each other and there is no danger to the public.

A $2,000 reward is being offered by Webster county Crimestoppers to anyone who provides information that helps police identify and apprehend the people responsible for the Rhodes brothers' deaths.

You can provide tips anonymously by calling (515) 573-1444 (STOP), online at www.wccrimestoppers.com or by texting “LEC” and the tip to CRIMES (274637).