CRESCO | The Iowa DCI is assisting the Cresco Police Department with a death investigation Thursday where a person was shot and a male taken into custody.

The Cresco Police Department was called to 700 S. Elm St. about 1:30 a.m. for a report of shots fired, according to a news release. 

Officers arrived and located a subject barricaded in a residence near that location.

Police and the Iowa State Patrol negotiated with an individual for several hours and were able to take him into custody without incident. Officers then located a deceased individual inside the residence.

Law enforcement said the investigation is ongoing. The names of the people involved are not being released at this time pending notification of relatives.

The Howard County Sheriff's Office is also assisting in the investigation.  

— Courtney Fiorini