WIUM Tristates Public Radio

Update on Fatal Police Shooting in Fort Madison

Dec 12, 2019

The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the name of the person shot and killed by a Fort Madison police officer late Tuesday night.

Robert Allen Elfgen, 42, of West Point was shot at Scotts, which is a local manufacturing company. He was pronounced dead at Fort Madison Community Hospital.

The DPS said police were called to Scotts on a report of a person armed with a gun. The DPS says Elfgen was shot while brandishing a firearm in the business.

The name of the officer involved in the shooting has not been released.