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Shooting, Manhunt Result in Attempted Murder Charges

Posted at: 07/22/2013 3:36 PM
Updated at: 07/22/2013 3:39 PM

Andrew Zeitler Arrested After Ground and Air Search
Andrew Zeitler Arrested After Ground and Air Search

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- An early morning shooting Sunday in Kossuth County turned into a manhunt and the eventual arrest of the suspected shooter.

25 year old Andrew Zeitler was arrested after a ground and air search near Corwith, Iowa.

Investigators say the shooting happened at 309 East Street in Wesley shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.

Residents who lived near the shooting scene say as many as 5 gunshots could be heard.

Dustin David Kiefer, age 25, was later identified as the victim.

Law enforcement located Zeitler at around 7 a.m. in the nearby town of Corwith, but he ran from the scene.

An Iowa State Patrol airplane soon spotted Zeitler and he was taken into custody.

Zeitler now faces charges of attempted murder and going armed with intent.

Kiefer has now been transferred from the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona to St. Marys hospital in Rochester.