UPDATE: Suspect accused in death of Sioux Falls man arrested in Georgia

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) - UPDATE, 10/14:

Damion Chavez

Authorities say the fugitive wanted in the death of a Sioux Falls man has been arrested in Georgia.

Nineteen-year-old Damion Chavez was arrested Sunday, according to the Lowndes County, Ga. Sheriff's Office.

Law enforcement officials issued a warrant for first-degree murder on Chavez after 28-year-old Mohammed Yaqoub of Sioux Falls was shot and killed in a Fort Dodge, Iowa home Friday night.

WCTV reports a deputy saw a vehicle believed to be transporting Chavez on I-75 in south central Georgia. The deputy pulled the vehicle over, and arrested Chavez without incident.

Two other people were in the vehicle, and they were released after deputies identified them and talked to the Fort Dodge Police Department.

Fort Dodge police say Chavez has been charged with robbery and first-degree murder. A 16-year-old boy also has been arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting a robbery.


Original story:

Fort Dodge police have identified a man shot to death in the north-central Iowa city.

The Messenger reports the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Friday when police were called to the scene on the west side of the city for reports of a shooting.

Officers and paramedics found the man, later identified as 28-year-old Mohammed Yaqoub of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at a home and were unable to revive him. Police Capt. Ryan Gruenberg says Yaqoub had been shot several times.

Police say they have arrested a 16-year-old boy and are looking for a 19-year-old man in connection to the shooting death.

Arrest warrants have been issued for Damion Chavez of Fort Dodge. He is facing charges of first-degree murder and first-degree robbery. Anyone with information on Chavez should contact Fort Dodge Police.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)