Written by John Kuhens on June 29, 2016


Ft. Madison Mayor Brad Randolph says a robber who fired shots inside a Fort Madison bank was injured in a shootout with police this morning around 10 a.m..  The robbery happened at Fort Madison Bank & Trust Co. at 1206 48th St.

Mayor Randolph said the robber came into the bank by himself and fired some shots inside the building, it’s believed the shots were not directed at anyone, the robber was trying to get peoples’ attention.

Randolph says the robber made off with and undisclosed amount of cash.  As the robbery developed a Lee County sheriffs deputy happened to be in the right place at the right time.  One of the county deputies was transporting a prisoner happened to be close in the area and was able to engage the suspect, who was fleeing the bank on foot, Mayor Randolph said. “There was an exchange of gunfire, believed to be from the suspect toward the deputy, Fort Madison police officers soon arrived on the scene and there was an exchange of gunfire,  the suspect was wounded and then taken into custody.”