Attempted murder charges filed in shooting case

A Marshalltown man is wanted on an attempted murder charge for allegedly shooting a 17 year old in the head.

Police have issued a warrant for Daniel Robert Lott, 32, of Marshalltown. Lott has not been located at this time.

“I would caution people not to approach him if you see him,” Police Chief Mike Tupper said. “He’s charged with a violent felony.”

He said if anyone sees Lott they should call 911.

Mario G. Murrillo, 17, sought treatment for a gunshot wound at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. He is expected to make a full recovery.

An altercation took place in the 600 block of West State Street, according to initial police reports.

Also injured was Dedrick M. Fisher, 19, an acquaintance of Murrillo’s who was with him Tuesday evening. Fisher was treated for injuries suffered in a physical fight.

On Thursday and Friday, the Marshalltown Police Department and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office executed search warrants at two separate locations in Marshalltown looking for evidence connected to this incident. Tupper declined to identify where the search warrants were executed, but did say they were local homes.

Tupper described Lott as “well known” to the police department. Online court records show Lott has previously been charged with burglary, theft, domestic abuse, criminal mischief and several traffic-related violations.

“He’s been avoiding us up to this point in the investigation,” Tupper said.

He said while it’s certainly possible Lott left the area, it’s very common for people to stay close to where they are comfortable and have support.

“It might be highly likely he’s still in the area,” Tupper said.

Attempted murder, a Class B felony, is punishable up to 25 years in prison.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or the whereabouts of Lott may call the Marshalltown Police Department at 641-754-5725.