One shot inside Davenport Dollar General, police charge teen suspect


DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Police said someone was shot inside a Davenport Dollar General store.

Police were on scene at the Dollar General located at 2604 West Locust Street on Tuesday morning, December 18.

The police were called to the 2604 W. Locust St Dollar General around 11:20 a.m. after a 21-year-old man was shot, according to Davenport Chief of Police Paul Sikorski.  There had been an altercation inside the store between two people prior to the shooting.

Chief Sikorski said there was "a person out that was involved in a shooting, so we want the public to be aware of that."

Detectives found the suspect, a 17-year-old male, at West High School. They say the gun was recovered off of school
grounds and they are charging the teen with carrying weapons.

The person who was shot was responsive, police said.  He was taken to a nearby hospital.

As a precaution, West High School and Wilson Elementary School were placed on lockdown.  They were given the all clear around noon.

The investigation is ongoing, WQAD will keep you updated