Shooting in Chariton


{Press Release}

At approximately 7:13 am, the Lucas County Dispatch Center received a 911 call in reference to a female being shot outside a residence.  Chariton Police officers responded to 1701 Court Avenue in Chariton.  Upon arriving at the residence, Chariton Police officers found a female lying in the driveway by a vehicle with a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital and was then taken by air ambulance to a Des Moines hospital.  The victim is in critical condition.

Person of Interest, Eugene Graham

At this time, this shooting appears to be an isolated incident and not a random act.  The investigation has yielded a person of interest.  The person of interest is Robert Eugene Graham, a 45 year old white male.  Graham should be considered armed and dangerous. Investigators believe Graham is possibly driving a gray, 2014 Toyota Corolla with Illinois license plates  V872014.

Anyone with information on Graham or his whereabouts is urged to contact the Chariton Police Department at (641) 774-5083, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, State Patrol Communications at (515) 323-4360, or dial 911.  Please do not attempt to confront Graham.

This investigation is ongoing.  The investigation is being conducted by the Chariton Police Department, the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI),  Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol and the Lucas County Ambulance Service.