Wakeup Call: Shots Fired in Columbus Junction on Sunday Morning

On May 26th, at 4:04 am, the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a shots fired incident on Main Street in Columbus Junction. Officers from the Columbus Junction Police Department and Deputies from the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office responded to 205 ½ Main Street.

It was determined that a physical altercation had taken place and a handgun had been brandished. As one of the parties in the altercation was leaving the area in a vehicle, along with a female and small child, the suspect, Elijah M. Doss, 25 of Burlington, began firing multiple shots from a handgun at the vehicle. Damage was sustained to the victim’s vehicle and the Washington State Bank building. There were no reported injuries from the shots fired.

Jonathan Martinez, 24 of Winfield, was arrested in relation to the original physical altercation call and charged with: Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication and Child Endangerment.

Doss was taken into custody without incident at 6:53am. Elijan M. Doss was charged with: Attempted Murder, Reckless Use of a Firearm, Going Armed with Intent, (2) Intimidation with a Dangerous Weapon, Child Endangerment, and (2) Criminal Mischief Second Degree charges. The suspect is currently being held in the Louisa County Jail.

Agencies assisting with the case were the Columbus Junction Police Department, Louisa County Sheriff’s Office, Louisa County Attorney’s Office, Burlington Police Department and West Liberty Police Department.