Investigation Underway In Monona County Shooting

Darrell Simmons
Special Agent In Charge

Saturday, February 1, 2020

MAPLETON, Iowa - At approximately 9:40 P.M. on January 31, 2020, the Monona County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting that occurred in Mapleton.  Emergency personnel responding to the call located a deceased male subject at the scene. The victim and witnesses at the scene are minors, and their names are not being released at this time. There is no threat to the public.

The shooting is being investigated by the Mapleton Police Department, Monona County Sheriff’s Department, Monona County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and no further details are being released at this time. 


The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.