Iowa State Patrol and Division of Criminal Investigation Investigate Shooting at Iowa State Capitol

Sgt. Alex Dinkla
Public Information Officer - Iowa State Patrol

December 6, 2020

DES MOINES, IOWA - The Iowa State Patrol and the Division of Criminal Investigation were called to the Iowa State Capitol this afternoon on a report of a shooting. A victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. There is no on-going threat to the public.

The Iowa State Patrol and the Division of Criminal Investigation will continue to investigate this matter. More information will be available tomorrow.


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.