DCI: One Killed in Lu Verne Bank Robbery, Public No Longer in Danger


Photo from scene of bank robbery and shooting in Lu Verne, Iowa on Dec. 4. (Courtesy: Nikki Rasmussen)

LU VERNE, Iowa – One person was killed in a shooting during a bank robbery Wednesday morning in the north Iowa town of Lu Verne and police say there’s no longer a threat to the public from the incident.

Mitch Mortvedt with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation confirms to Channel 13 that one person is dead following a shooting during a bank robbery. It happened around 8:40 a.m. The victim’s name is not being released at this time to allow officials to notify family members, but the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office says the victim was a woman.

The suspect in the bank robbery did get away and a search involving several law enforcement agencies began immediately.

Mortvedt confirmed around 11:05 a.m. that there is no longer a danger to the public. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office says they believe the suspect in the bank robbery and shooting is in custody but did not release any further details.

The Kossuth, Humboldt, Hancock, and Winnebago County Sheriff’s Offices assisted the DCI in the search as well as the Iowa State Patrol, Minnesota State Patrol, and the Algona Police Department.

This is a developing situation and we’ll update this story with more information as it becomes available.


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