July 20, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa - On Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 9:38 a.m., Decatur County law enforcement and emergency medical services responded to a report of a shooting at 20055 272nd Ave, in rural Decatur County.
Responding officers found the home’s resident, Thane Simmons, 21, with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Mr. Simmons was treated at the scene and then airlifted to a Des Moines area hospital, where he is expected to make a full recovery.
At the request of the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, agents with the Division of Criminal Investigation, Major Crime Unit, assisted with the investigation. 
Based on the findings of the investigation, there are no known threats that exist to the public. No additional information will be released. 


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.

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