Woman dead, suspect in custody after bank robbery in Iowa

Investigators say they have a suspect in custody after a shooting during a bank robbery left one woman dead in a small northern Iowa town.

Mitch Mortvedt of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says a suspect was detained Wednesday, hours after the robbery and shooting at the only bank in Lu Verne.  He says a female employee was “just walking into the bank” when she was shot. Mortvedt says investigators and the county prosecutor plan to release more information about the suspect and the victim later Wednesday.

The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that the woman sustained a gunshot wound and died at the scene.